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Tokyo stocks fall in morning on lower growth forecast by World Bank

June 11, 2014

Tokyo stocks fell Thursday morning, pressured by worries over the global economy following the World Bank's reduction of its growth forecast for this year.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 116.71 points, or 0.77 percent, from Wednesday to 14,952.77. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 3.7 points, or 0.30 percent, to 1,235.37.

Major decliners included real estate, pharmaceutical as well as fishery and agriculture issues.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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