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Market Scramble: AI-driven trades spook Tokyo market

Mere human investors struggle to read bots' next moves

TOKYO -- The bouts of turmoil in the Japanese stock market caused by U.S. President Donald Trump's pronouncements -- including his latest accusation that Japan is manipulating exchange rates -- seem to be providing an opportunity for artificially intelligent trading programs to make their mark.

Toyota Motor shares slid 2.3% right after Wednesday's opening, and many market pros attributed the selloff to the work of trading bots.

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