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Tokyo: Shares down in opening trade


[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened lower on Thursday following a sharp sell-off on Wall Street.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange slumped 0.72 per cent, or 119.32 points, to 16,459.69 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.94 per cent, or 12.50 points, to 1,321.80.


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