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Nikkei loses 1.1 pct on earnings fears as slowdown fears persist

TOKYO, Oct 9 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average lost ground on Tuesday on growing concerns that companies will slash full year forecasts during the upcoming earnings season, after the World Bank cut China's growth outlook and warned its slowdown may be more protracted than thought.

The Nikkei

lost 1.1 percent to 8,769.59 and the broader Topix sagged 1.3 percent to 727.68.

(Reporting by Sophie Knight; Editing by Edwina Gibbs)

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