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Nikkei weakens slightly on Spain worries, global growth concerns

TOKYO, Oct 3 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average dipped at Wednesday's open amid uncertainty over whether Spain will soon ask for a bailout and concerns about flagging global growth, and as investors await big events later in the week.

The Nikkei

fell 0.3 percent to 8,759.88, while the broader Topix

also lost 0.3 percent to 728.85.

(Reporting by Sophie Knight; Editing by Richard Pullin)

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