Tokyo's Nikkei index fell to a three-month intraday low Wednesday morning after an overnight decline of the Dow Jones index, with selling accelerated by a report that Apple Inc. is backing off from plans to increase new iPhone production.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average fell 587.36 points, or 2.21 percent, from Tuesday to 25,984.51. The broader Topix index was down 32.23 points, or 1.72 percent, at 1,840.78.
On the top-tier Prime Market, decliners were led by marine transportation, real estate, and retail issues.
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