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Tokyo: Stocks close lower as oil price fall hits energy firms
[TOKYO] Tokyo shares closed lower Wednesday as a slip in oil prices dragged down energy stocks, while automaker Toyota and some of Japan's biggest banks also fell.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.14 per cent, or 27.28 points, to 19,650.57, for its fourth straight loss. The Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.27 per cent, or 4.30 points, to 1,568.37.