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Market Scramble: Big risks put Tokyo investors on edge

TOKYO -- The lackluster U.S. jobs report has pulled the rug out from under investors who were counting on a strong American economy to prop up stock prices here, especially amid looming threats from the U.K. and China.

"The next theme [guiding the market] won't develop unless prices stop moving to the tune of central banks," said Masakazu Yanagisawa, head of global prime finance sales at Deutsche Securities, echoing the cautious attitude spreading among clients.

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