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Tokyo: Stocks end first day of 2015 trade down 0.24%

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks slipped 0.24 per cent on Monday on the first trading day of the new year, following a weak batch of US data and as oil prices hit new multi-year lows.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange, which gained more than seven percent in 2014, fell 42.06 points to end at 17,408.71, while the Topix index of all first-section shares shed 0.46 percent, or 6.42 points, to sit at 1,401.09.

AFP