Thursday, April 24, 2014   

Tokyo dives 1pc at close
(12-12 14:18)

Stocks in Tokyo closed 1.12 percent lower as investors turned their focus to next week's US Federal Reserve meeting. Speculation has grown the Fed will scale back its stimulus.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index eased 173.24 points to 15,341.82 and the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.66 percent, or 8.22 points, to 1,242.23.—AFP
   
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