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2012, 8:00 PM
Japanese stocks fall in early trading as the Bank of Japan's Tankan Survey showed a...
Japanese stocks fall in early trading as the Bank of Japan's Tankan Survey showed a worse-than-expected result for large manufacturers, but the yen's drop to its lowest level against the dollar since late March helped to mitigate losses. The Nikkei Average traded -0.3% at 9,709, with manufacturing names hit hardest: Olympus (OCPNF.PK -1.6%), TDK (TTDKY.PK -1.2%), Honda (HMC -0.7%), and Mitsubishi Motors (MMTOY.PK -1.2%).