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Tokyo: Stocks close down 2.22% after US, Europe losses

Thursday, October 16, 2014 - 14:14

[Tokyo] Tokyo stocks tumbled 2.22 per cent to a near five-month low on a stronger yen Thursday following sell-offs in New York and Europe that were fuelled by fears about the global economy and the Ebola epidemic.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 335.14 points to 14,738.38, the lowest since late May, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 2.30 per cent, or 28.17 points, to 1,195.50.

- AFP