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Tokyo: Shares end lower, eyes on BOJ and Fed

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[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index ended lower on Tuesday as markets focused on US and Japanese central bank meetings, with Takata diving on news some potential bidders are mulling bankruptcy proceedings for the troubled airbag supplier.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which reopened after a public holiday on Monday, slipped 0.16 per cent, or 27.14 points, to end at 16,492.15, while the Topix index of all first-section issues closed up 0.42 per cent, or 5.47 points, at 1,316.97.