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Tokyo: Stocks fall on profit-taking, stronger yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks fell on Monday, slipping for the first session in five as a stronger yen weighed on exporters and investors turned to profit-taking following recent gains.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange dipped 0.61 per cent, or 103.46 points, to close at 16,911.32, while the broader Topix index of first-section shares lost 0.98 per cent, or 13.45 points, to 1,361.90.


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