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Nikkei hits 3-week closing low on gloomy data, profit warnings

TOKYO, Oct 1 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell to its lowest close in three weeks on Monday as weak economic data and cuts in profit outlooks from Nippon Yusen KK

and Daido Steel Co Ltd underscored concerns over slowing global growth.

The Nikkei fell 0.8 percent to 8,796.51 while the broader Topix

lost 0.7 percent to 732.35.

(Reporting by Sophie Knight; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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