TOKYO , Jan. 30 -- ( Kyodo ) _ Tokyo stocks fell sharply Thursday morning, with the Nikkei index down more than 3 percent, after the U.S. Federal Reserve cut its monetary stimulus further in the midst of emerging market turmoil. The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 511.53 points, or 3.33 percent, from Wednesday to end the morning at 14,872.38. It briefly fell to as low as 14,853.83, its lowest intraday level since Nov. 14 . The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 38.15 points, or 3.04 percent, to 1,218.03. All of the 33 sector indexes fell, with real estate, insurance and brokerage shares particularly battered.
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