Japan’s Nikkei fell on Monday as a stronger yen hurt sentiment and weighed on the broader market, but losses were capped by investor caution ahead of third-quarter corporate earnings reports this week.
Wall Street was buoyed after a deal was announced to reopen the U.S. government following a prolonged shutdown, but the Japanese market shrugged off the news.
The Nikkei share average dropped 0.3 percent to 20,708.22 points by the midday break.
The broader Topix shed 0.3 percent to 1,561.05, with 28 of Topix’s 33 subsectors in the red.
Source : Reuters