Nikkei falls to lowest since Oct 2014 as stress in banking sector lingers

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By Ayai Tomisawa

TOKYO, Feb 10 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell more than 2 percent to its lowest level since October 2014 on Wednesday as worries about the health of global banks persisted.

The Nikkei stumbled 2.6 percent to 15,674.33 by midmorning trade after opening slightly higher.

It had dropped to as low as 15,626.04 earlier, a level not seen since Oct. 30, 2014.   Continuación...