BUSINESS Tokyo shares open lower ahead of state of emergency

BUSINESS

Tokyo shares open lower ahead of state of emergency

AFP

08:48, January 06, 2021

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Tokyo stocks opened lower on Wednesday as the Japanese government prepared to issue a fresh state of emergency to fight the coronavirus, with players eyeing US runoff elections in Georgia.

The Nikkei 225 index fell 0.13 percent, or 35.46 points, to 27,123.17 in early trade, while the broader Topix index edged down 0.03 percent, or 0.56 points to 1,790.66.

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