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Tokyo stocks open flat

Published on Apr 24, 2014 9:50 AM

TOKYO (AFP) - Tokyo stocks opened flat on Thursday after a poor performance on Wall Street with the yen moving narrowly against the dollar.

The Nikkei 225 index was down 0.02 per cent, or 3.55 points, to 14,542.72 in the first few minutes of trade.

The benchmark index is likely to trade in a tight range Thursday, traders said.

"The market continues to tread water, revolving around the 14,500 mark," said a broker at SMBC Nikko Securities.

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