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Tokyo: Stocks open lower after BOJ meeting

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower Wednesday, as market sentiment remained fragile following a drop in oil prices and the Bank of Japan's decision to abstain from unleashing new stimulus.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange lost 0.79 per cent, or 135.71 points, to 16,981.36 in opening deals.

The broader Topix index of all first-section shares fell 0.75 per cent, or 10.25 points, to 1,361.83.


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