Japanese stocks fall at the open, with the last day of the quarter weighed down by weak...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks fall at the open, with the last day of the quarter weighed down by weak manufacturing data. The Nikkei Average dropped 0.7% to 8,816 with blue-chip tech and industrial shares leading: Sony (SNE -2%), Sharp (SHCAY.PK -2.2%), Fanuc (FANUY.PK -1%).