Nikkei opens lower as slowdown fears persist ahead of earnings
TOKYO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell at Tuesday's open on growing concern that companies will slash full-year earnings forecasts when they announce quarterly earnings, after the World Bank warned China's slowdown could be more protracted than thought. The Nikkei lost 0.5 percent to 8,817.32, while the broader Topix lost 0.4 percent to 734.44.
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