Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday extending Omicron rout

Tokyo stocks opened lower on Thursday extending a rout on Wall Street on lingering worries over the Omicron variant of Covid-19 and concern about US Federal Reserve policy.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 index was down 1.01 percent or 282.46 points at 27,653.16 in early trade, while the broader Topix index fell 0.65 percent or 12.60 points to 1,924.14, reports BSS.

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