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Tokyo stocks dived today
1/9/2008 17:22

Tokyo stocks dived today.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 238.69 points, or 1.83 percent, from Friday to 12,834.18.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 24.07 points, or 1.92 percent, to 1, 230.64.
On the First Section, declining issues outnumbered advancing ones 1,485 to 194, with 41 others remaining unchanged.
Trading volume on the main section came to 1,342.13 million shares, down from Friday's 1,779.25 million.
Value leader Mizuho Financial Group plunged 9,000 yen, or nearly 2 percent, to 461,000 yen.
Volume leader GS Yuasa, a manufacturer of batteries, climbed 18 yen, or over 3 percent, to 580 yen.
The TSE's Second Section index was down 9.04 points, or 0.35 percent, to 2,555.02 on a volume of 27.97 million shares.
On the Osaka Securities Exchange, the near-term September Nikkei 225 index futures contract was down 220 points to 12,840.