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Tokyo stocks open lower after Wall St. losses

August 5, 2014

Tokyo stocks opened lower Wednesday as investor sentiment was dampened by overnight falls in U.S. shares.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 83.74 points, or 0.55 percent, from Tuesday to 15,236.57. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 7.75 points, or 0.61 percent, to 1,255.78.

The weak opening, led by losses in steelmakers, communications and mining issues, came after the Dow Jones Industrial Average closed the previous day at a two-and-half-month low due to concerns over developments in Ukraine.

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Source: Japan Economic Newswire

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