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Tokyo: Stocks close down 0.33%


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed 0.33 per cent lower on Tuesday, hit by a firm yen and concern over bailout talks between Greece and its creditors.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange sank 59.25 points to 17,652.68, while the Topix index of all first-section issues edged up 0.20 per cent, or 2.80 points, to 1,427.72.