Japanese stocks slid, with the Topix Index falling for the first time in three days, after the euro-area economy contracted in the second quarter. Declines were limited as U.S. retail sales rose more than estimated.
Asian stocks fell, with the regional benchmark retreating a fourth day, before a speech by Bank of Japan Governor Haruhiko Kuroda and monetary policy reviews from the U.S. to Europe this week. The yen held gains versus the dollar, while most metals and natural gas declined.
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Asian stocks fell a third time in four days as earnings disappointed investors amid concerns about Europe’s simmering debt crisis. Steelmakers slid after the world’s biggest ore producer said China’s golden years of economic expansion are over.