Tokyo shares slump on stronger yen, weak oil prices

TOKYO : Tokyo shares slumped Wednesday morning as a strong yen dented exporter shares, and after Wall Street dropped on oil prices sinking to fresh seven-year lows.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 1.30 percent, or 251.41 points, to 19,049.66 by the break, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares was down 0.90 percent, or 14.00 points, to 1,541.58.



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