Japanese shares (DXJ) close 3% lower despite core inflation hitting 0.4%, the highest figure in...

|By:, SA News Editor
Japanese shares (DXJ) close 3% lower despite core inflation hitting 0.4%, the highest figure in five years, with investors instead focusing 0.2% drop in prices when energy is excluded. The weak dollar and uninspiring earnings also weighed on sentiment. Elsewhere in Asia, Hong Kong +0.2%, China -0.5%, India -0.3%.