Nikkei 225 falls below 27,000 yen for the first time in five months as dollar falls to 113.69 yen

The dollar’s return to the yen has been slow. The Nikkei Stock Average fell below 27,000 yen for the first time in about five months, and the yen continued to appreciate in the currency markets as the stock market weakness continued. The dollar fell to 113.69 yen and the euro dropped to 128.64 yen.