Tokyo: Stocks open sharply lower after ECB stimulus

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened sharply lower on Friday as worries about the global economy persisted despite the European Central Bank announcing a series of aggressive stimulus measures.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange fell 1.44 per cent, or 242.17 points, to 16,610.18 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 1.29 per cent, or 17.41 points, to 1,334.71.


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