Tokyo stocks close lower on profit-taking

Tokyo stocks closed lower as investors took profits at last minute on Wednesday, after the US mid-term election results showed Democrats retaking control of the House of Representatives as projected.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.28% to end at 22 085.80, while the broader Topix index fell 0.42% to 1 652.43.

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ZAR/USD
17.50
(+0.89)
ZAR/GBP
22.95
(+0.83)
ZAR/EUR
20.64
(+0.63)
ZAR/AUD
12.57
(+0.71)
ZAR/JPY
0.17
(+1.11)
Gold
1958.50
(-3.41)
Silver
27.26
(-6.16)
Platinum
941.51
(-4.28)
Brent Crude
44.95
(+1.33)
Palladium
2115.06
(-4.70)
All Share
57503.13
(+1.31)
Top 40
53157.77
(+1.38)
Financial 15
10142.18
(+2.47)
Industrial 25
75554.77
(+1.18)
Resource 10
59725.74
(+1.32)
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