Tokyo stocks down at break as yen picks up

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TOKYO, Sept 29, 2017 (BSS/AFP) – Tokyo stocks were down slightly Friday morning, as exporters slipped due to a gradual pick-up in the yen exchange rate.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index slipped 0.29 percent, or 58.07 points, to sit at 20,305.04 at the break while the broader Topix index was down 0.32 percent, or 5.41 points, at 1,670.76.

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