Japanese stocks fall hard in early trading, with the Nikkei Average dropping 2.3% to 8,552 after...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks fall hard in early trading, with the Nikkei Average dropping 2.3% to 8,552 after U.S. shares plunged overnight. Export-focused names and financials lead declines: Sony Corp. (SNE -4.4%}, Nissan (NSANY.PK -2.6%), Daiwa (DSECY.PK -5.4%), and Nomura (NMR -5.1%).