Japanese shares fell, with the Topix index dropping for the first time in three days, as investors weighed earnings and energy explorers and tiremakers led declines.
The Topix slid 0.1 percent to 1,164.20 as of 9:03 a.m. in Tokyo, with 19 of its 33 industry groups retreating. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average lost 0.1 percent to 14,181.01. The yen was little changed at 101.88 per dollar after falling 0.2 percent on May 9. Japan��s current-account surplus for March was smaller than estimated.
Futures on the Standard & Poor��s 500 Index added 0.2 percent after the underlying gauge climbed 0.2 percent on May 9. The Dow Jones Industrial Average rose to a record as Internet shares rallied and retailers gained on earnings.
Source : Bloomberg