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Tokyo: Stocks close down on profit-taking

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Tokyo stocks closed lower on Tuesday as investors locked in recent gains a day after the benchmark Nikkei index posted its best finish in nearly 16 months.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower on Tuesday as investors locked in recent gains a day after the benchmark Nikkei index posted its best finish in nearly 16 months.

The Nikkei 225 slipped 0.91 per cent, or 218.95 points, to close at 23,864.56 while the broader Topix index was down 0.53 per cent, or 9.19 points, at 1,734.97.

AFP