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Tokyo: Stocks close down 0.95%


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended 0.95 per cent lower Monday, hit by weaker-than-expected Japanese growth data and a sharp drop on Wall Street last week.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slipped 180.45 points to end at 18,790.55, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.59 per cent, or 9.08 points, to 1,531.76.