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Tokyo: Stocks open lower as yen firms on North Korea worries

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened slightly lower on Tuesday on a stronger yen as investors snapped up the safe haven currency following the latest flare-up between Washington and North Korea.

The bellwether Nikkei 225 index fell 0.22 per cent, or 43.99 points, to 20,353.59 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was down 0.08 per cent, or 1.30 points, at 1,671.52.


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