Japan Shares Drop, Led by Exporters, as Yen Gains on U.S. Report

  • Investors pare bets for Fed rate hike on poor services data
  • Nippon Soda slumps, Rakuten surges on Nikkei 225 reshuffle

Asian Equities: Is Now the Time to Jump In?

Japanese shares dropped for the first time in six days as the yen strengthened after the release of weak U.S. data, hurting the outlook for exporters’ earnings.

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