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Tokyo: Stocks open down more than 2% on slowdown fears

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened sharply lower on Monday as fears lingered over a global economic slowdown following a dive in US stocks.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index dropped 2.13 per cent or 460.36 points to 21,166.98 in early trade, while the broader Topix index fell 2.04 per cent or 32.97 points to 1,584.14.

AFP

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