Nikkei falls to near 6-week low on strong yen; Honda tumbles

TOKYO Jan 17 Japan's Nikkei fell to its lowest level in more than a month on Tuesday as a strong yen soured sentiment, while shares of Honda tumbled after it said an air bag made by Takata Corp had ruptured in one of its cars in Japan. The Nikkei share ... ( read original story ...

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Japan's Nikkei share average has hit its lowest level in over five weeks as investors locked in recent gains ahead of the inauguration of US President-elect Donald Trump later in the week. The benchmark Nikkei fell 0.6 per cent to 18,990.48, falling below ... ( read original story ...)

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CORRECTED-Japan govt to name underwriters for further Japan Post share sale -source

worth of shares in Japan Post and its Japan Post Bank Co and Japan Post Insurance Co units in a triple mega-IPO in November 2015. The parent company's stock was down 3.7 percent in afternoon trade after the Nikkei reported the government would sell a ... ( read original story ...)

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