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Tokyo: Nikkei falls in choppy trade as oil prices reverse course, strong yen bites

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[TOKYO] Japanese shares fell on Tuesday in choppy trade, giving up earlier gains as oil prices reversed course, while a stronger yen kept investors on edge and pressured global cyclical shares.

The Nikkei share average ended 0.4 per cent lower at 16,052.05.

The broader Topix declined 0.7 per cent to 1,291.17 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.7 per cent to 11,693.78.

REUTERS

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