Japanese Shares Follow U.S. Stocks Lower At BreakJapan��s Topix index fell, poised for a second week of declines, as the yen held gains after economic data in Europe and the U.S. that missed expectations.

All 33 Topix industry groups retreated. Toyota Motor Corp., the world��s biggest carmaker, was the biggest drag on the gauge. Japan Display Inc., a maker of screens for Apple Inc. devices, headed for its lowest close since listing on forecasting lower profit. Sumco Corp. surged 5.6 percent after the producer of silicon wafers raised its six-month net-income outlook.

The Topix lost 1.9 percent to 1,155.56 at the trading break in Tokyo, headed for a 0.9 percent drop this week. The Nikkei 225 Stock Average slid 1.7 percent today to 14,055.79. The yen held at 101.52 per dollar after strengthening 0.3 percent yesterday. The Standard & Poor��s 500 Index fell the most in a month yesterday.

Source : Bloomberg