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Tokyo stocks open 0.97% lower

Published on Apr 28, 2014 10:10 AM

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks opened 0.97 per cent lower on Monday, weighed by a poor performance on Wall Street last week and jitters over the Ukraine crisis.

The Nikkei 225 index was down 139.44 points at 14,289.82 at the start.

Tokyo stocks were likely to be hit by continued sell-offs in United States high-technology shares, said Hideyuki Ishiguro, senior strategist for investment strategy at Okasan Securities.

"Sluggish trading is likely to continue," he told Dow Jones Newswires.

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