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Tokyo stocks drop in morning on stronger yen, Wall St. losses

June 26, 2014

Tokyo stocks dropped Friday morning as the dollar's fall into the mid-101 yen range and overnight declines in U.S. shares hurt investor sentiment.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 95.45 points, or 0.62 percent, from Thursday to 15,213.04. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 7.27 points, or 0.58 percent, at 1,256.16.

Major decliners included rubber products, insurance as well as oil and coal products shares.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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