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Tokyo: Stocks open 1.25% lower after global market losses

Wednesday, February 24, 2016 - 08:42

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened lower on Wednesday after global stock markets cooled following lacklustre European and US economic data and a drop in oil prices.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 1.25 per cent, or 200.92 points to 15,851.13 in early trading.

The broader Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 1.30 per cent, or 16.8 points, to 1,274.37.

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