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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on strong yen

Tuesday, March 21, 2017 - 08:28

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower Tuesday on a strong yen, while taking a lead from Wall Street where selling pressure hit banking shares.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.56 per cent, or 110.13 points, to 19,411.46 in early trading, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was down 0.38 per cent, or 5.94 points, at 1,559.91.

AFP

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