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Tokyo: Stocks open lower as coronavirus continues to spread

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Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday as investors closely watched headlines over the broadening new coronavirus outbreak.

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday as investors closely watched headlines over the broadening new coronavirus outbreak.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.69 per cent or 153.93 points to 22,272.26 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was down 0.69 per cent or 11.07 points at 1,595.10.

AFP