Tokyo Stocks Slip on Weak Earnings Reports, Position-Squaring

Tokyo Stocks Slip on Weak Earnings Reports, Position-Squaring

   Tokyo, April 30 (Jiji Press)--Tokyo stocks dipped Friday, pressured by some firms' worse-than-expected earnings reports and position adjustments ahead of the market holiday period through Wednesday.
   The Nikkei average of 225 selected issues listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 241.34 points, or 0.83 pct, to end at 28,812.63, following a rise of 62.08 points Wednesday. The Tokyo market was closed Thursday for a national holiday.

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