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Japan's Nikkei posts biggest fall since late March

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TOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's share average fell 2 percent on Wednesday, its biggest percentage drop since late March, with selling accelerating after a break of a key technical support level from its 25-day moving average.

Market players said investors rushed to take profits from gains in recent months, with materials and other cyclical shares leading the losses following a tumble in copper prices.

(Reporting by Hideyuki Sano; Editing by Kim Coghill)

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First Published: Wed, December 06 2017. 11:43 IST