Wednesday, 6 May 2015


Tokyo's Nikkei lost 0.6 percent in the first trading day of the week. Japanese financial markets were closed from Monday to Wednesday for public holidays. US stocks ended weaker on Wednesday after US Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen warned of high share valuations, adding to anxiety about future interest rates. Weak US indicators also added to uncertainty regarding when the first rate hike by the Fed could take place. Data on Wednesday showed tepid private job gains and a second straight quarterly decline in productivity.


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