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Tokyo: Stocks fall 1.05% on last day of Japanese financial year

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks fell 1.05 per cent on Tuesday as profit-taking erased early gains on the last day of the Japanese financial year, but the Nikkei index still booked a 10 per cent gain over the quarter.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 - which climbed 0.93 per cent in early trade - lost 204.41 points to finish at 19,206.99, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.94 per cent, or 14.66 points, to 1,543.11.

AFP