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The Independent Online
THE NIKKEI 225 Index fell by 41.34 points to close at 14152.95 in lacklustre trading as many foreign investors took early Christmas vacations.

Fears that the Clinton impeachment crisis would distract the US Government from dealing with issues concerning the global economy eased during the day.

Iron and steel shares fell after the US Commerce Department found evidence that eight countries, including Japan, were dumping steel in the US.