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Tokyo stocks flat, higher yen offset optimism over global economy

July 16, 2014

Tokyo stocks ended Thursday almost flat as selling triggered by a firmer yen offset buying on investor optimism over the course of the global economy.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended slightly down from Wednesday, dropping 9.04 points, or 0.06 percent, to 15,370.26. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 0.21 point, or 0.02 percent, lower at 1,273.38.

Major decliners included marine transport, pulp and paper, and real estate.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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