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Tokyo: Shares ease 0.21% on profit-taking


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks slipped 0.21 per cent on Tuesday, weighed by a stronger yen and profit-taking after ending the previous session at a 15-year high.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange eased 40.91 points to finish at 19,713.45, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.29 per cent, or 4.66 points, to 1,587.59.