• Tokyo stocks down 1.08% by break

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    TOKYO: Tokyo stocks fell 1.08 percent on Thursday morning following sharp falls on Wall Street after Federal Reserve chairman Ben Bernanke said the Fed may start tapering off its massive stimulus later this year.

    The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 143.69 points to 13,101.53 by the break, while the Topix index of all first-section shares was 0.93 percent, or 10.32 points, lower at 1,096.25.

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