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Tokyo: Stocks fall as automakers, banks end in the red

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks lost ground Friday as a strong yen dragged Toyota and other major exporters into negative territory while Japan's big banks also ended the day lower.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.45 per cent, or 87.92 points, to close at 19,283.54, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was down 0.39 per cent, or 6.11 points, to end the day at 1,550.14.


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