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Tokyo: Shares open down ahead of US jobs data

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened 0.16 per cent lower on Friday, as investors awaited the release of key US jobs data later in the day that may provide fresh clues on a possible US rate hike.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.16 per cent, or 27.29 points, to 16,899.55 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares slipped 0.12 per cent, or 1.67 points, to 1,335.71.


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