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Tokyo: Stocks open lower on worries over US budget, growth

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[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday amid worries about a possible US government shutdown and a slowing global economy, with a higher yen also weighing on the market.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 0.45 per cent or 91.92 points at 20,300.66 in early trade while the broader Topix index was down 0.48 per cent or 7.34 points at 1,509.82.

AFP

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