Tokyo stocks slightly lower in morning ahead of U.S. election outcome

Tokyo stocks were slightly lower Wednesday morning as investors awaited the outcome of the U.S. midterm elections.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 44.95 points, or 0.16 percent, from Tuesday to 27,827.16. The broader Topix index was down 3.56 points, or 0.18 percent, at 1,954.00.

On the top-tier Prime Market, decliners were led by mining, air transportation, and pharmaceutical issues.

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