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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on trade worries

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday on worries over the US-China trade war as bellicose rhetoric persisted between Washington and Beijing, pushing the safe-haven yen higher against the dollar.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index lost 0.94 per cent, or 199.04 points, to 20,952.10 in early trade, while the broader Topix Index was down 0.86 per cent or 13.26 points at 1,527.32.

AFP

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