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Nikkei ends at 2-week low on Wall St. losses, before holiday

April 27, 2014

The Nikkei stock index hit a two-week closing low Monday as investors cut their holdings following losses on Wall Street and ahead of a Japanese national holiday on Tuesday.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 141.03 points, or 0.98 percent, from Friday at 14,288.23, its lowest finish since April 15. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 9.25 points, or 0.79 percent, lower at 1,160.74.

Decliners were led by paper and pulp, glass, automaker and shipping issues.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire