TOKYO, June 16 Japanese stocks dropped to a
two-week low on Monday as oil prices extended gains as the
insurgency in Iraq raised concerns about potential disruption to
oil exports, but chip-related firms outperformed on Intel Corp's
The Nikkei fell 1.1 percent to 14,933.29, the lowest
closing price since May 30.
The broader Topix dropped 0.8 percent to 1,234.68,
while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 0.8 percent
Brent crude rose above $113 per barrel to near a nine-month
high on Monday as Sunni insurgents advanced in Iraq,
intensifying concerns over a potential disruption to oil exports
from the second-largest OPEC producer.
(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Shri Navaratnam)