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Nikkei falls, most Asia markets shut for holidays

January 30, 2014 • Business


A woman takes shelter from the rain by an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo Thursday, Jan. 30, 2014. Shares fell Thursday in Asia as weak economic data from China and Japan deepened concerns over ongoing reductions in U.S. monetary stimulus. Japan’s Nikkei 225 index was down 2.6 percent at 14,887.96 after the government reported that retail sales fell 1.1 percent in December from the month before. It gained slightly and closed at 15,007.06 for the day. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)

BANGKOK (AP) — Japan’s Nikkei stock index fell Friday as the yen strengthened, but the handful of other Asian markets open during Lunar Login to read more

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