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Tokyo: Stocks close 2.69% lower


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks ended 2.69 per cent lower Thursday as the yen firmed after the Bank of Japan held off adding to its stimulus programme and US growth data came in well below forecast.

The Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slipped 538.94 points to 19,520.01, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was down 2.13 per cent, or 34.64 points, at 1,592.79.


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