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Tokyo: Stocks open down 0.7 per cent over higher yen


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened down 0.7 per cent on Thursday after the dollar fell sharply against the yen following comments from a top Federal Reserve official suggesting concern over rising economic risks.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 120.14 points to 17,071.11 while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares tumbled 0.98 per cent, or 13.84 points, to 1,392.43.