Yen's gain weighs on Asian shares

06/9/2013 | Bloomberg

A big gain in the yen sent Japanese and other Asian shares lower Friday as prospects for a pickup in Japanese exports diminished. The Nikkei fell 0.21% to 12,877.53, the Hang Seng declined 1.21% to 21,575.26, the Kospi plunged 1.80% to 1,923.85 and the S&P/ASX dropped 0.91% to 4,737.70.

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