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24 February 2024

Tokyo stocks close lower for second day on virus fear

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By AFP

Tokyo stocks closed down on Tuesday for the second straight day on fears over the widening coronavirus outbreak in China.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.55 percent, or 127.80 points, to 23,215.71, while the broader Topix index was down 0.60 percent, or 10.29 points, at 1,692.28.