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Tokyo: Shares open lower on stronger yen

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares slipped at the open on Tuesday, following a negative lead from Wall Street and as a stronger yen hammered exporters.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.51 per cent, or 84.48 points, to 16,535.81 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.63 per cent, or 8.38 points, to 1,316.98.


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