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Tokyo stocks close lower on strong yen

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Tokyo stocks fell on Thursday on a stronger yen as investors shifted their focus to the US tax cut plan after digesting the latest US rate hike.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks fell on Thursday on a stronger yen as investors shifted their focus to the US tax cut plan after digesting the latest US rate hike.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.28 per cent, or 63.62 points, to close at 22,694.45, while the broader Topix index was down 0.15 per cent, or 2.70 points, at 1,808.14.

AFP

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