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Tokyo: Stocks close lower as exporters slip


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks closed lower on Friday with exporters falling as the yen strengthened against the US dollar on soft US data and a new report on the probe into the Trump administration's Russia ties.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.38 per cent, or 76.93 points, to end the week at 19,952.33, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was down 0.15 per cent, or 2.37 points, at 1,631.45.


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