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Tokyo: Nikkei edges down as virus fears offset stimulus hope

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[TOKYO] Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index closed marginally lower on Thursday, as expectations for the impact of a massive Japanese economic package were offset by worries over the ongoing coronavirus pandemic.

The Nikkei 225 index lost 0.04 per cent, or 7.47 points, to 19,345.77, while the broader Topix index slipped 0.60 per cent, or 8.49 points, at 1,416.98.

AFP

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