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Tokyo: Stocks close lower after quake


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday, with investors retreating to the sidelines to look for fresh trading pegs amid reports of damage after a big earthquake in northern Japan.

The benchmark Nikkei index was down 0.41 per cent or 92.89 points to end at 22,487.94, while the broader Topix index fell 0.74 per cent or 12.55 points to 1,692.41.


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