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.
lost 0.5 percent to 8,817.32, while the broader Topix
lost 0.4 percent to 734.44.
(Reporting by Sophie Knight; Editing by Richard Pullin)
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