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A surge in the prices of shares in Japan’s trading houses — triggered by a $6 billion investment by Warren Buffett — is already fading, due to a lack of fresh catalysts and a downturn in commodity markets.

Shares in two of the five sōgō shōsha, as the commodity-centric Japanese conglomerates are called, are now trading at or below levels before Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway Inc. announced its stake purchase.

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