Japanese Shares Drop as Investors Await U.S. Jobs for Fed Hints

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  • Stocks fall for the first time in five days, led by retailers
  • Topix index advanced 2.1% this week as yen kept sliding

Asia Outlook: Where Are the Opportunities?

Japanese shares fell for the first time in five days as the yen halted its decline and investors awaited U.S. payrolls data to assess the likelihood of a Federal Reserve rate increase this year.

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