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Tokyo stocks drop on profit-taking, pause in yen's fall

August 25, 2014

Tokyo stocks ended down Tuesday as profit-taking took the upper hand and a pause in the yen's decline cooled market sentiment.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average finished down 92.03 points, or 0.59 percent, from Monday at 15,521.22. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 6.30 points, or 0.49 percent, lower at 1,285.01.

Major decliners included retail, consumer finance and communications shares.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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