Tokyo: Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index extended its losses to mark a new 15-month low Friday on rekindled fears of a slowing global economy, with a higher yen also weighing on sentiment.

The Nikkei 225 index closed down 1.11 percent or 226.39 points to finish at 20,166.19, the lowest since September last year, while the broader Topix index gave up 1.91 percent or 28.97 points at 1,488.19.

Copyright AFP (Agence France-Press), 2018