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Tokyo: Stocks open flat after quake, tsunami

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened flat on Tuesday as investors assessed the impact of a strong earthquake that triggered a tsunami along Japan's northeast coast, although no major damage was immediately reported.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.09 per cent, or 15.62 points, to 18,090.40 in the first few minutes of trading, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was up 0.04 per cent, or 0.52 points, at 1,443.45.


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