Wednesday, September 05 07:16:41
Japan's Nikkei share average fell to near a five-week closing low today as soft U.S. manufacturing data and construction spending added to concerns about a global economic slowdown.
The Nikkei shed 1.1 percent to 8,679.82, falling for the fifth straight session to log its longest losing run since early July and breaking below its 75 day moving average at 8,767.82.
The broader Topix lost 1.2 percent to 718.09. ( C) Reuters