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Tokyo: Stocks open lower as yen firms

Wednesday, March 22, 2017 - 08:40

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Wednesday as the yen strengthened and Wall Street suffered its biggest drop of the year on concerns about US President Donald Trump's ability to advance his agenda in Washington.

Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 1.58 per cent, or 306.96 points, to 19,148.92 in early trade, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was down 1.50 per cent, or 23.41 points, at 1,540.01.


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