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Tokyo: Stocks open down 1.70%


[Tokyo] Tokyo stocks opened 1.70 per cent lower on Monday as government figures showed Japan's July-September gross domestic production contracted for a second straight quarter and as the safe-haven yen strengthened following terrorist attacks in France.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 332.95 points to 19,263.96 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares opened down 1.67 per cent, or 26.49 points, to 1,559.34.