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Tokyo: Stocks fall from 3-month high in opening deals


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks fell from a three-month high Wednesday, despite a strong lead from Wall Street, marking a pause after closing above the key 20,000 mark for the first time since August.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 0.27 per cent, or 54.90 points, at 19,957.50 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares dropped 0.07 per cent, or 1.07 points, to 1,600.88.