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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on profit-taking


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Wednesday after the benchmark Nikkei index hit a fresh 27-year high earlier this week, with investors seen taking profits.

The key Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.18 per cent or 44.12 points to 24,226.50 in early trade, while the broader Topix index was down 0.15 per cent or 2.67 points at 1,821.36.


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