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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on Wednesday


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Wednesday, with investor sentiment hit by a firm yen and drops on US and European markets after British Prime Minister Theresa May called a snap election.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.44 per cent, or 81.70 points, to 18,336.89 in early trading, while the Topix index of all first-section issues declined 0.40 per cent, or 5.89 points, to 1,465.64.


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