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Nikkei stumbles to near one-month low after U.S. data disappoints

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By Ayai TomisawaTOKYO (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average stumbled to a near one-month low on Monday morning as the dollar fell sharply against the yen on disappointing U.S. jobs data, weighing on exporter stocks. The Nikkei dropped 1.4 percent to 16,404.93 in mid-morning trade, after falling to as low as 16,322.64, the weakest level since May 10.U.S. nonfarm payrolls rose by just 38,000 last month, the smallest increase since September 2010 and well shy of expectations for a rise of 164,000. All 105 economists polled by Reuters had forecast higher numbers."When I first saw that ...

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First Published: Mon, June 06 2016. 07:53 IST
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