People look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Asian stock markets fell Friday after the latest data on U.S. housing dimmed hopes of impr

 

              People look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Asian stock markets fell Friday after the latest data on U.S. housing dimmed hopes of impr
People look at an electronic stock board of a securities firm in Tokyo, Friday, Oct. 26, 2012. Asian stock markets fell Friday after the latest data on U.S. housing dimmed hopes of improvement in an industry that is crucial to recovery in the world's No. 1 economy. Japan's Nikkei 225 index fell 0.9 percent to 8,973.97. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara)