Japanese shares dip then recover in early trading, inching higher despite weak U.S. data and...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese shares dip then recover in early trading, inching higher despite weak U.S. data and warnings of a "pause" in growth from the Federal Reserve that sent Wall Street shares lower overnight. The Nikkei Average is just fractionally higher at 11,118, with blue-chip shares lagging: Advantest (ATE -1.7%) is lower after posting a narrower quarterly loss, Nintendo (NTDOY.PK -4.1%) down after slashing its FY sales forecast again for a second straight quarter amid weakness in Wii U console sales, Toyota (TM -0.2%) after announcing a 1.3-million-vehicle recall, mostly in the U.S.