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Tokyo stocks fall sharply on higher yen

June 26, 2014

Tokyo stocks fell sharply Friday, with the Nikkei reaching a 10-day closing low as selling hit the market due to the yen's appreciation.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 213.49 points, or 1.39 percent, from Thursday at 15,095.00. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 10.28 points, or 0.81 percent, lower at 1,253.15.

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

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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