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Tokyo stocks fall in morning before U.S. jobs data, holidays

May 1, 2014

Tokyo stocks fell slightly Friday morning in light pre-holiday trading as investors locked in recent gains ahead of a closely-watched U.S. jobs report due out later in the day.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average went down 33.48 points, or 0.23 percent, from Thursday to 14,451.65. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 1.26 points, or 0.11 percent, to 1,180.94.

Decliners were led by mining, utility and nonferrous metal shares.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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