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Tokyo: Stocks open lower after Italian PM quits

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Monday after Italian Prime Minister Matteo Renzi's resignation following a crushing referendum defeat sparked worries about political instability in the key eurozone country.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.41 per cent, or 76.16 points, to 18,349.92, while the Topix index of all first-section issues was off 0.51 per cent, or 7.56 points, to 1,470.42.


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