Japan's Nikkei Average opens 1.8% lower at 8876.54, as a better-than-expected report on core...

|By:, SA News Editor

Japan's Nikkei Average opens 1.8% lower at 8876.54, as a better-than-expected report on core machinery orders has no influence on gloomy overnight sentiment. Once again, exporters, technology, and bank shares lead the decline.