Tokyo stocks slip by break

TOKYO, Aug 16, (APP/AFP) – Tokyo shares slipped
in low-volume trade on Tuesday morning, despite a surge in oil prices, with the market weighed by disappointing Japanese second-quarter GDP figures.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.25 percent, or 42.47 points, to  16,827.09 by the break, while the broader Topix index of all first-section  shares ticked down 0.05 percent, or 0.69 point, to 1,315.94.