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Nikkei opens over 2% lower

05-06-2011 09:45 BJT

TOKYO, May 6 (Xinhua) -- Nikkei opened more than 2 percent lower Friday, battered by the yen's surge against its major counterparts and as stocks tumbled in Wall Street.

In the first 15 minutes of trading, the benchmark Nikkei-225 index fell 208.63 points, or 2.09 percent, from Monday to 9,795.57.

The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 13.23 points, or 1.53 percent, to 852.32.

The market has been closed for the past three trading days due to national holidays.

 

Editor:Du Xiaodan |Source: Xinhua

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