Tokyo: Stocks fall 0.98% amid Greek debt fears

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks fell 0.98 per cent Thursday, as investors worried about Greece's debt negotiations while a stronger yen hit exporters, but Sony surged 12 per cent after lifting its earnings outlook.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 174.12 points to finish at 17,504.62, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.49 percent, or 6.89 points, to 1,410.11.


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