Japanese stocks fall sharply as the yen goes in the opposite direction ahead of today's meeting...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks fall sharply as the yen goes in the opposite direction ahead of today's meeting in Moscow of the G-20, whose utterances this week about forex matters have caused all sorts of muddle in the markets. Other Asian stocks are fairly flat, while those in Europe add to yesterday's losses. Japan -1.2%, Hong Kong +0.1%, China closed. India -0.1%. EU Stoxx 50 -0.3%, London -0.2%, Paris flat, Frankfurt -0.2%, Milan -0.1%, Madrid -0.6%.