REFILE-Nikkei falls for 3rd day as investors remain nervous about China

martes 5 de enero de 2016 22:17 GYT

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* Japan investors wary of further heavy losses in China shares

* Sharp falls on earnings loss concern

* Renesas jumps after report government-backed fund may sell its stake to Sony

By Ayai Tomisawa

TOKYO, Jan 6 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell for a third day on Wednesday as worries about China's volatile markets continued to rattle investors' nerves, while Apple suppliers tumbled after a report that it may cut production of its latest iPhone models.

The Nikkei business daily said Apple Inc is expected to cut production of its latest iPhone models by about 30 percent in the January-March quarter.

It also said that inventories of the iPhone 6s and 6s Plus have piled up since they were launched last September.

Murata Manufacturing Co dropped 2.8 percent, TDK Corp stumbled 3.7 percent, while Alps Electric Co dived 6 percent.   Continuación...