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Tokyo: Nikkei closes more than 3% down on higher yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks plunged more than three per cent at close on Monday as the surging yen hit exporters in holiday-thinned trade.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slumped 3.11 per cent, or 518.67 points, to close at 16,147.38, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 3.03 per cent, or 40.59 points, at 1,299.96.

AFP