Japanese stocks extend their fall following an overnight sell-off on Wall Street and a strong...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese stocks extend their fall following an overnight sell-off on Wall Street and a strong Japanese yen. The Nikkei Stock Average sank -1.95% at the open to 8,394.96, with exporters, autos and bank shares leading decliners: Sony (SNE -4.5%), Advantest (ATE -5.2%), Toyota Motor (TM -2.1%), Honda (HMC -3.1%), Mitsubishi UFJ (MTU -3.8%), Nomura Holdings (NMR -4.30%), Daiwa (DWAHY.PK -4.6%).