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Tokyo: Nikkei ends nearly flat in thin trade

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[TOKYO] Japanese stocks were nearly flat on Tuesday in thin trade, while Toshiba Corp plummeted nearly 12 per cent after saying that it was considering booking a goodwill impairment loss of several hundreds of billion yen.

The Nikkei ended 0.03 per cent higher at 19,403.06, but the broader Topix fell 0.1 per cent to 1,536.22.

Volume on the main board was 1.749 billion shares, compared with 30-day average daily volume of 2.375 billion shares.

The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 dropped 0.1 per cent to 13,775.68.

REUTERS

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