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Tokyo: Stocks open sharply lower after ECB decision


[TOKYO] Tokyo stocks opened 1.62 per cent lower Friday, joining a global equities rout after the European Central Bank's stimulus plan disappointed investors.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 323.38 points at 19,616.52 in opening deals, while the broader Topix index of all first-section shares dropped 1.64 percent, or 26.31 points, to 1,576.63.