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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on lingering rate hike fears


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday, extending Wall Street's falls on worries about higher interest rates, with a higher yen also weighing on the market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.87 per cent, or 190.95 points to 21,877.29 in early trade while the broader Topix index was down 0.93 per cent, or 16.43 points, at 1,751.81.


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