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Tokyo: Shares close lower as banks, exporters struggle


[TOKYO]Tokyo stocks slipped Tuesday as banks and some major exporters including Sony and Panasonic struggled under the strong yen.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.34 per cent, or 65.71 points, to end the session at 19,455.88, while the Topix index of all first-section issues slipped 0.16 per cent, or 2.43 points, to close at 1,563.42.


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