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Tokyo stocks fall for 2nd day

February 26, 2014

TOKYO, Feb. 27 -- (Kyodo) _ Tokyo stocks fell for a second day Thursday as market players cashed in on recent gains ahead of U.S. Federal Reserve chief Janet Yellen's congressional testimony later in the day.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 47.86 points, or 0.32 percent, from Wednesday at 14,923.11. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 8.00 points, or 0.65 percent, lower at 1,217.35.

Major decliners included real estate, insurance and banking sectors, while electric and precision machinery and pharmaceutical shares advanced.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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