Tokyo stocks retreat in morning session

Tokyo, Nov 10 (IANS) Tokyo stocks broke a four-day winning streak on Tuesday as a global equities rout on concerns of broad scale economic growth slowdown spurred investors to secure profits in the morning session.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 116.87 points, or 0.59 percent, from Monday to end the morning session at 19,525.87, reported Xinhua news agency.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 11.66 points, or 0.73 percent at 1,579.31.

At the break, notable decliners were led by utilities, mining, and oil and coal products-related issues.

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