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Tokyo: Stocks fall for third day as yen surges on North Korea test

Wednesday, January 6, 2016 - 14:38
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Tokyo stocks closed lower for a third straight session on Wednesday, as exporters were hit by a strong yen after North Korea said it had carried out a nuclear test, compounding worries about China's economy and Middle East tensions.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower for a third straight session on Wednesday, as exporters were hit by a strong yen after North Korea said it had carried out a nuclear test, compounding worries about China's economy and Middle East tensions.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange tumbled 0.99 per cent, or 182.68 points, to 18,191.32, while the Topix index of all first-section shares ended down 1.05 per cent, or 15.87 points, at 1,488.84.

AFP