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Tokyo: Stocks close down 0.19%


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed down 0.19 per cent on Monday, with exporters hit by a stronger yen after disappointing US jobs data dampened expectations the Federal Reserve will hike interest rates soon.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange eased 37.10 points to 19,397.98, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was down 0.22 per cent, or 3.45 points, at 1,560.71.