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Tokyo stocks edge down in morning after recent rally

August 14, 2014



Tokyo shares edged lower Friday morning as investors locked in profits following recent gains in thin trading during Japan's Bon summer holiday season.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 20.66 points, or 0.13 percent, from Thursday to 15,293.91. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 1.67 points, or 0.13 percent, at 1,268.83.

Decliners were led by mining, oil and coal, and fishery and agriculture shares while shipping, real estate and metal shares gained ground.



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Source: Japan Economic Newswire


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