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Tokyo: Shares fall as N Korea worries linger

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks dropped Monday as lingering worries about the war of words between the United States and North Korea offset better-than-expected Japanese economic growth.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.98 per cent, or 192.64 points, to close at 19,537.10, while the broader Topix index of all first-section issues fell 1.12 per cent, or 18.19 points, to 1,599.06.


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