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Nikkei falls below 14,000 after U.S. stocks drop, yen firms
May 30, 2013 / 12:12 AM / 4 years ago

Nikkei falls below 14,000 after U.S. stocks drop, yen firms

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Nikkei share average fell below 14,000 on Thursday with a drop in U.S. stocks and a stronger yen hurting sentiment, while caution over the recent volatility in the Japanese market is keeping investors risk-averse.

Employees of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) look at an electric stock quotation board at the bourse in Tokyo May 24, 2013. REUTERS/Toru Hanai

The benchmark Nikkei .N225 fell 2.6 percent to 13,949.05, while the broader Topix .TOPX dropped 2.5 percent to 1,149.52.

Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Chris Gallagher

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