Tokyo shares open lower

Tokyo, March 8 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened the trading Tuesday slightly lower on the yen’s advance against the US dollar.

At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average inched down 48.01 points, or 0.28 percent, from Monday to 16,863.31, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 3.81 points, or 0.28 percent, to 1,358.09.

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