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Tokyo shares inch down for possible Greek debt default

Xinhua, April 20, 2015 Adjust font size:

Tokyo shares ended slightly lower on Monday as sentiment here was punched by concerns over a possible debt default in Greece, but the downturn was held by Japanese earnings reports later in the week.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average inched down 18.39 points, or 0.09 percent, from Friday at 19,634.49.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 6.01 points, or 0.38 percent, at 1, 582.68.

Decliners were led by real estate, metal products and brokerage, while gainers included air transport issues.

The turnover was about 2,335.0 billion yen (about 19.64 billion U.S. dollars). Endi