• Tokyo stocks down 0.70% by morning break


    TOKYO: Tokyo stocks were down 0.70 percent on Tuesday morning ahead of the start of a US Federal Reserve policy meeting as investors look for clues on the future of its massive stimulus drive.

    The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which rose 2.73 percent the previous day, was down 91.32 points to 12,941.80 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.29 percent, or 3.14 points, to 1,081.58.


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