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Tokyo: Stocks close 0.99% lower

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Tokyo stocks closed down 0.99 per cent on Thursday, ending six straight days of gains as data showing machine orders - a key indicator of the economy's strength - unexpectedly shrank in August.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed down 0.99 per cent on Thursday, ending six straight days of gains as data showing machine orders - a key indicator of the economy's strength - unexpectedly shrank in August.

The Nikkei-225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 181.81 points to 18,141.17, while the Topix index of all first section shares slipped 0.79 per cent, or 11.77 points, to 1,481.40.

AFP