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Tokyo stocks open lower after decline in US shares

This Oct. 26, 2017 file photo shows the inside of the Tokyo Stock Exchange building in the Japanese capital. (Kyodo)

TOKYO (Kyodo) -- Tokyo stocks opened lower Monday, tracking a technology stock-driven fall late last week on Wall Street.

    In the first 15 minutes of trading, the 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 109.03 points, or 0.47 percent, from Friday to 23,096.40. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was down 3.77 points, or 0.23 percent, at 1,612.83.

    Decliners were led by information and communication, mining and construction issues.

    At 9 a.m., the dollar fetched 106.30-31 yen compared with 106.19-29 yen in New York and 106.16-18 yen in Tokyo at 5 p.m. Friday.

    The euro was quoted at $1.1835-1835 and 125.79-83 yen against $1.1832-1842 and 125.71-81 yen in New York and $1.1839-1841 and 125.69-73 yen in Tokyo late Friday afternoon.

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