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Tokyo: Nikkei index snaps six-day rally on stronger yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark stock index on Tuesday posted its first loss after six straight days of gains, with exporters hit by a stronger yen.

The Nikkei 225 slipped 0.67 per cent, or 106.47 points, to close at 15,669.33, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.42 per cent, or 5.33 points, to 1,256.64.