UPDATE: (Osaka open). December Nikkei 225 futures (Singapore) point to another move to the downside, although the decline is a more modest one (-130 points) than we’ve seen recently. N225 futures in Chicago shed 440 points to settle at 7,110, also the low of the day. Osaka futures settled at 7,160 yesterday, but in extended trading fell as low as 6,900. Osaka futures have since opened down 180 points at 6,980.