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Tokyo stocks close lower as investors opt to secure recent gains

2019-04-18 15:36

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TOKYO, April 18 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks closed lower Thursday, with the benchmark Nikkei stock index snapping a five-day winning streak, as investors opted to lock in gains made following the market's recent rise.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 187.85 points, or 0.84 percent, from Wednesday to close the day at 22,090.12.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, meanwhile, dropped 15.71 points, or 0.96 percent, to finish at 1,614.97.

Pharmaceutical, precision instrument, and pulp and paper-linked issues comprised those that declined the most by the close of play.
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