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Tokyo stocks fall on Japan's weak economic data

July 9, 2014

Tokyo stocks fell Thursday morning as investor sentiment was hurt by Japan's weaker-than-expected machinery orders data released just before the opening bell.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 36.89 points, or 0.24 percent, from Wednesday to 15,265.76. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 6.37 points, or 0.50 percent, to 1,264.45.

Major decliners included marine transport, bank and insurance shares.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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