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Tokyo: Stocks close down 0.35% after Fed comments

Thursday, March 19, 2015 - 14:20

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks fell 0.35 per cent Thursday after a surprisingly dovish forecast by the Federal Reserve for US economic growth and interest rates sent the yen surging against the dollar.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slipped 67.92 points to close at 19,476.56, while the Topix index of all first-section shares shed 0.42 per cent, or 6.65 points, to 1,575.81.

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