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Tokyo: Stocks tumble in regional sell-off

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks tumbled on Monday, extending a global equities sell-off ahead of this week's hotly anticipated Federal Reserve policy meeting.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 1.80 per cent, or 347.06 points, to 18,883.42 by the close, after losing more than three percent in earlier trading.

The broader Topix index of all first-section shares was down 1.40 per cent, or 21.63 points, to 1,527.88.