Thursday, October 23, 2014

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Stocks retreated sharply on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Friday amid heightened geopolitical risks over Ukraine and the Middle East, with the key Nikkei average closing at its lowest level since May 30. The 225-issue Nikkei average ended down 454.00 points, or 2.98 percent, at 14,778.37, suffering its largest single-day loss on a closing basis since May 7. On Thursday, the key market gauge gained 72.58 points. ...

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