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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on profit-taking

[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Tuesday as investors cashed in on recent gains, brushing aside a positive lead from Wall Street where shares cruised to fresh records for the second straight day.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.14 per cent, or 30.51 points, to 22,517.84 in early trade while the broader Topix index was down 0.15 per cent, or 2.73 points, at 1,789.93.


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