Around the World's Markets: Tokyo

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The Independent Online
STOCKS FELL as investors doubted whether the government's next set of economic measures, to be unveiled on Monday, can pull the economy out of its worst slump in half a century.

Cosmetics maker Shiseido and Komatsu, the world's second-biggest construction equipment maker, lead the fall on grisly half-year earnings. The Nikkei 225 stock index slid 86.45 points or 0.6 per cent to 14,108.09. Futures contracts led the decline, falling 120 to 14,110 in Osaka.