Tokyo: Stocks open lower with eyes on US jobs data

TOKYO stocks opened lower on Friday, with investors disheartened by falls on Wall Street and focus shifting to key US jobs data due later in the day.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 1.34 per cent, or 371.41 points, at 27,291.98 in early trade, while the broader Topix index slipped 0.86 per cent, or 16.69 points, to 1,923.77. AFP

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