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Tokyo: Shares open lower as Fed stands pat


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened lower Thursday after the US Federal Reserve left interest rates on hold, as the markets await Britain's upcoming vote on whether to leave the European Union.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 0.37 per cent, or 58.48 points, to 15,861.10 shortly after the opening bell, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.33 per cent, or 4.23 points, to 1,272.88.