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Tokyo: Stocks open down after another fall in oil prices


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower Friday, as a stronger yen dented exporters following a weak lead from Wall Street on another drop in oil prices.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange dropped 0.90 per cent, or 146.40 points, to 16,050.40 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares lost 0.94 per cent, or 12.37 points, to 1,298.83.