TOKYO -- Big Asian technology and telecommunications shares had a limp start to the week, taking the region's equity markets to a lower close Monday.
In Tokyo, the
closed down 117.6 points, or 0.8%, at 14,464.6, and the
index, which includes all shares listed on the
Tokyo Stock Exchange
, fell 15.0, or 1%, to 1385.2.
tanked 78 yen, or 9.6%, to 733 ($6.74), as the video-game maker revised its forecast for the current year to a loss from profit. Rival
fell 380 yen, or 4%, to 9,190, as investors remain concerned over the company's own video-game woes.
fell 100 yen, or 4.5%, to 2,140 and
fell 51 yen, or 2.6%, to 1,922.
bucked the negative trend, as the company appears to be returning slowly to profitability. Nissan shares rose 9 yen, or 1.3%, to 684.
The dollar traded at 108.70 yen, up from 108.37 yen Friday.
Elsewhere, South Korea's
index slid 10.6, or 2.1%, to 504.7, as
dropped 4.8% to 230,000 won ($202.11) and
fell 4.4% to 65,000 won.
index fell 102.6, or 0.7%, to 14,799.9, as
fell HK$1.75, or 3.3%, to 51.00 ($6.54) and
fell HK$0.50, or 0.5%, to 107.00. Taiwan's
index fell 146.1, or 2.5%, to 5659.1.