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Nikkei ends 0.33 percent lower on cautions about overheating.

TOKYO (CyHAN)- Tokyo stocks ended 0.33 percent lower Wednesday, weighed down by cautions over market overheating following the Nikkei index's sharp gains last week.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 50.48 points, from Tuesday at 15,076.08.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 3.43 points, or 0.28 percent, lower at 1,233.43.

Decliners were led by insurance, banking and utility sectors while advancers included textile, paper and pulp and mining companies.

The turnover was 1765.7 billion yen (about 17.65 billion U.S. dollars). (Cihan/Xinhua)


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Date:Nov 20, 2013
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