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Tokyo: Shares slip following soft economic data

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[TOKYO] Tokyo shares opened lower Monday as fresh figures showed Japan's economic growth was flat in the April-June quarter, and after overseas markets took a hit from soft US, Chinese and eurozone data.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.45 per cent, or 75.34 points, to 16,844.58 in the first minutes of trading while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.38 per cent, or 4.97 points, to 1,318.25.


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