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Wednesday, Feb 20
Japanese stocks are lower in early trading, taking their cue from a weak performance in the U.S....
Japanese stocks are lower in early trading, taking their cue from a weak performance in the U.S. overnight. The Nikkei Average is currently down 0.5% to 11,416, following a 0.8% gain the previous session. Blue chips are taking the biggest hit: Fanuc (FANUY.PK -2.2%), Sharp (SHCAY.PK -2.7%), Suzuki Motor (SZKMY.PK -1.8%). Steel names are also lower: Sumitomo Metal Metal Mining (STMNF.PK -2.1%), JFE Holdings (JFEEF.PK -1.8%).