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Tokyo stocks open lower as trade war fears grow

Jun 01. 2018
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By Agence France-Presse

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Tokyo stocks opened lower on Friday as fears of a global trade war grew after Washington announced steel and aluminium tariffs on the European Union, Canada and Mexico.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index fell 0.39 percent or 86.87 points to 22,114.95 in early trade while the broader Topix index was down 0.39 percent or 6.73 points at 1,740.72.

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