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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on Monday


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Monday as Japan's ruling bloc retained its majority in the upper house election as widely expected, with focus now shifting to corporate earnings this week.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.62 per cent or 132.64 points at 21,336.54 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was down 0.59 per cent or 9.31 points, at 1,558.10.