Nikkei drops to near 3-week low hit by weak Wall St, strong yen

TOKYO Dec 29 Japan's Nikkei share average fell to a near three-week low on Thursday as weakness on Wall Street and a stronger yen hurt sentiment, but Takata Corp surged 16 percent on news that it could settle U.S. criminal charges over defective air bags. ( read original story ...)

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