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Tokyo: Stocks drop 1.71% by close

Wednesday, January 14, 2015 - 14:18

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Tokyo stocks lost 1.71 per cent on Wednesday, dragged down by a stronger yen and after a fall on Wall Street as oil prices head towards six-year lows.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks lost 1.71 per cent on Wednesday, dragged down by a stronger yen and after a fall on Wall Street as oil prices head towards six-year lows.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange shed 291.75 points to finish at 16,795.96, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was off 1.22 percent, or 16.71 points, at 1,357.98.

AFP

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