Japanese shares tumble on stronger yen, falls in Wall Street

16:45, April 19, 2010      

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Japanese shares tumbled Monday on the yen's strength against the U.S. dollar as well as falls in Wall Street on Friday.

The benchmark Nikkei-225 index dropped 193.41 points, or 1.74 percent, from Friday to 10,908.77, marking the first time since March 29 it closed below the 11,000 line.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 18.00 points, or 1.82 percent, to 970.84.

Trading volume on the main section came to 2,028.64 million shares, down from Friday's 2,221.85 million.

The TSE's Second Section index lost 10.80 points, or 0.47 percent, to 2,288.17 on a volume of 69.98 million shares. On the Osaka Securities Exchange, the near-term June Nikkei 225 index futures contract was down 180 points to 10,910.



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