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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on yen, Wall St losses


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened modestly lower on a stronger yen Monday, as investors await US and Japanese economic figures later this week for fresh trading cues.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 0.74 per cent, or 141.30 points, to 18,845.50 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares opened down 0.69 per cent, or 10.68 points, at 1,526.42.