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Tokyo shares open lower

Tokyo: Tokyo shares opened lower on Tuesday as weak oil price and renewed uncertainty over the result of the US election weighed on investor sentiment.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 80.13 points, or 0.46 pe rcent, from Monday to 17,344.89, Xinhua news agency reported.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange slid 8.40 points, or 0.60 per cent, to 1,384. 62.

Decliners were led by marine transportation, glass and ceramic product, and mining issues.

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