Tokyo shares open lower on firmer yen

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Tokyo, Feb 19 (IANS) Tokyo shares opened lower Friday following weak performance in the overnight US market and the yen’s appreciation.

At 9.15 a.m., the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average lost 225.16 points, or 1.39 percent, from Thursday to 15,971.64, reports Xinhua.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 18.67 points, or 1.42 percent, to 1,292.53.

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