Japanese stocks trade lower as global markets await the scheduled reopening of banks in Cyprus....

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks trade lower as global markets await the scheduled reopening of banks in Cyprus. The Nikkei Average lost 0.3% to 12,457 with banks and autos among the weak spots: Mizuho Financial Group (MFG -1%), Sumitomo Mitsui Financial Group (SMFG -1.2%), and Shinsei Bank (SKLKY.PK -0.9%), Honda (HMC -0.8%), Mazda (MZDAY.PK -1.8%), and Toyota (TM -0.65%) and Nissan (NSANY.PK -0.5%).