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Tokyo stocks close down 2.10%

Tokyo stocks fell 2.10 percent Wednesday after the yen soared on fading hopes for near-term monetary easing by the Bank of Japan, denting exporter shares. The benchmark Nikkei-225 index fell 307.19 points to 14,299.69, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 2.05 percent, or 24.12 points, to 1,150.44. kh/hg/ac

Tokyo stocks close down 2.10%

Tokyo stocks fell 2.10 percent Wednesday after the yen soared on fading hopes for near-term monetary easing by the Bank of Japan, denting exporter shares. The benchmark Nikkei-225 index fell 307.19 points to 14,299.69, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 2.05 percent, or 24.12 points, to 1,150.44. kh/hg/ac

Tokyo stocks down 1.82% by break

Tokyo stocks were down 1.82 percent on Wednesday morning after the yen soared on fading hopes for near-term monetary easing by the Bank of Japan, denting exporter shares. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index shed 266.44 points to 14,340.44 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 1.94 percent, or 22.76 points, to 1,151.80. bur-pb/mtp

Tokyo stocks close down 1.36%

Tokyo stocks fell 1.36 percent Tuesday following another sell-off on Wall Street, while exporters took a hit as the stronger yen picked up against the dollar. The benchmark Nikkei-225 index fell 201.97 points to 14,606.88, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 1.86 percent, or 22.28 points, to 1,174.56. Traders took their lead from New York, where the three main indexes each tumbled more than one percent, as big-name tech firms, which had helped last year's rally, were sold off on concerns they are overvalued.

Tokyo stocks close down 1.36%

Tokyo stocks fell 1.36 percent Tuesday as exporter shares took a hit from a stronger yen, which rose after after the Bank of Japan held off launching further easing measures. The benchmark Nikkei-225 index fell 201.97 points to 14,606.88, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 1.86 percent, or 22.28 points, to 1,174.56. si/pb/erf

Tokyo stocks down 1.13% by break

Tokyo stocks slipped 1.13 percent Tuesday morning, tracking falls on Wall Street while a stronger yen hit exporter shares. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 167.24 points to 14,641.61 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares lost 1.63 percent, or 19.46 points, to 1,177.38. "Overseas investors are dumping Internet-related stocks, largely in reaction to selloffs in their overseas peers overnight," an equity trading director at a foreign brokerage said.

Tokyo shares end 1.69% lower

Tokyo stocks fell 1.69 percent Monday following a heavy sell-off on Wall Street, while the yen strengthened against the dollar, denting exporter shares. The benchmark Nikkei-225 index lost 254.92 points to finish at 14,808.85, while the Topix index of all first-section issues fell 1.57 percent, or 19.05 points, to 1,196.84. hih/pb/erf

Tokyo stocks down 1.34% by break

Tokyo stocks fell 1.34 percent Monday morning following a heavy sell-off on Wall Street while the yen strengthened against the dollar. The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 202.04 points at 14,861.73 at the break while the Topix index of all first-section issues was off 1.04 percent, or 12.70 points, at 1,203.19. mis/pb/dan

Tokyo stocks close flat

Tokyo stocks ended flat Friday on late profit-taking as investors await the release of key US jobs data. The Nikkei-225 index edged down 0.05 percent, or 8.11 points, to 15,063.77, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.07 percent, or 0.88 points, to 1,215.89. The headline Nikkei index gained ground in morning trading, adding to a 0.84 percent gain Thursday but some investors opted to cash in, while others held back to until the US non-farm payrolls data later in the day, dealers said.

Tokyo stocks close flat

Tokyo stocks ended flat Friday on late profit-taking as investors awaited the release of key US jobs data. The Nikkei-225 index edged down 0.05 percent, or 8.11 points, to 15,063.77, while the Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.07 percent, or 0.88 points, to 1,215.89. si/erf
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