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Tokyo: Stocks close down on profit taking before risk events


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower on Thursday, hit by a downgrade of first-quarter Japanese economic growth and profit-taking as investors await the result of Britain's general election.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.38 per cent, or 75.36 points, to 19,909.26, while the Topix index of all first-section issues lost 0.42 per cent, or 6.68 points, to 1,590.41.


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