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Tokyo: Stocks close down 2.61%

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks plunged 2.61 per cent on Thursday, tracking losses on US and European markets, while the stronger yen dented exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 420.26 points at 15,661.99, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 2.89 per cent, or 38.06 points, to 1,280.15. - AFP