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Tokyo: Shares close lower, eyes on G20

Friday, March 17, 2017 - 14:22

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks slipped Friday with focus turning to a weekend G20 finance ministers' meeting, but Toshiba rebounded on reports the government may help fund the embattled firm's turnaround.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.35 per cent, or 68.55 points, to 19,521.59, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was down 0.43 per cent, or 6.84 points, at 1,565.85.


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