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Japan's Nikkei closes down 4.18%, sheds 14% in a month

Published on Feb 4, 2014 2:30 PM

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks plunged 4.18 per cent after weak US manufacturing data sent Wall Street and the dollar tumbling, with the headline index shedding 14 per cent in a month after its huge rally last year.

The benchmark Nikkei-225 index lost 610.66 points to 14,008.47, marking the worst percentage loss of the year.