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Tokyo: Stocks fall as GDP upgrade hits stimulus hopes

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks slipped in early trade Wednesday after Japan said its economy expanded at a slightly faster pace in the first quarter than originally thought, denting the chance of fresh stimulus measures.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 14.30 points to 16,661.15 after the opening bell, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares edged down 0.92 points to 1,339.85.


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