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Tokyo: Stocks drop 2.01% by close


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks sank 2.01 per cent on Tuesday, following heavy losses on Wall Street and a plunge in oil prices, while a stronger yen hit exporters.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange shed 344.08 points to finish at 16,755.32, while the Topix index of all first-section shares closed 1.88 percent, or 25.92 points, lower at 1,353.37.