Japanese stocks fell, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average dropping the most in a month. Carmakers slid on speculation the yen will remain strong against the dollar as the U.S. Federal Reserve eases monetary policy.
Japanese stocks extended a three-day rally after China’s inflation slowed a fourth month, widening the scope for easing in Japan’s biggest export market amid growing expectations for additional global monetary stimulus.
Japanese stocks climbed, with the Nikkei 225 Stock Average reaching its highest in two weeks, on speculation policy makers in the U.S. and China will announce plans to stimulate the world’s largest economies and as machinery orders in Japan beat expectations.
The following companies may have unusual price changes in Japanese trading today after a public holiday yesterday. Stock symbols are in parentheses, and share prices are from the previous close. The information in each item was released after markets shut, unless stated otherwise.