Japanese futures index sank amid the recent strength of Japanese yen which settled near three-week high versus American dollar and after the U.S. stocks slid to its most in two months, while the Australian shares slid. Moreover, Nikkei 225 Stock Average futures sank more than 1.8% in the Osaka pre-market, while contracts in Chicago fell to 2.2%. The gauge was closed yesterday for a holiday as the yen gained 1.1%. Australia's S&P/ASX 200 Index dropped by 0.8% and 10-year bond yields fell a third day. Standard & Poor's 500 Index futures were little changed after the index slipped 1.3% in New York . Oil in New York dropped 0.2% following yesterday's 1% slide. Furthermore, the S&P 500 is recording its worst performance to a year since 2009 after valuations fall to a four year high at the end of last year.
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