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Tokyo: Stocks slip as exporters dip into red

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks lost early gains to end Tuesday's session lower as a pick up in the yen hit exporters, while major banks and market heavyweights SoftBank and Uniqlo parent Fast Retailing also finished in the red.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.30 per cent, or 59.88 points, to close at 19,996.01, while the Topix index of all first-section issues slipped 0.24 per cent, or 3.95 points, to 1,635.32.

AFP

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