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Tokyo: Stocks down after high-tech sell-off

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares fell Monday as technology shares took a hit, but news of a baby panda's birth at a Tokyo zoo sent shares in a local restaurant skyrocketing some 38 per cent.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 slipped 0.52 per cent, or 104.68 points, to 19,908.58 while the Topix index of all first-section issues was flat, edging down 0.01 per cent, or 0.11 points, to 1,591.55.

AFP

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