3 August 2001, 08:56  Japan stocks fall 0.6% on profit taking

Tokyo, Aug. 3 (BridgeNews) - Japanese shares ended the morning session lower despite gains on Wall Street overnight, as profit taking set in following the market's recent strong performance. Position squaring ahead of the weekend also pressured the market, dealers said. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average fell 70.92 points, or 0.6%, to 12,328.28, but higher than the morning's low.

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