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Tokyo: Shares open lower despite Wall Street gains

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened modestly lower on Tuesday following a jump the previous day, despite a positive lead from Wall Street.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.28 per cent, or 46.51 points, to 16,690.98 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.24 per cent, or 3.15 points, to 1,310.09.