Tokyo stocks close down 1.41pc

May 16, 2014 - 9:33:48 am

TOKYO: Tokyo stocks lost 1.41 percent Friday owing to a stronger yen and following a sell-off on Wall Street, while Japan Display, the world's biggest maker of smartphone and tablet screens, plunged on a weaker-than-expected profit forecast.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 201.62 points to finish at 14,096.59, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was down 1.63 percent, or 19.22 points, to 1,159.07. (AFP)

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