Nikkei ends 0.2% down

Reuters Tokyo | Updated on January 24, 2018 Published on March 24, 2015

Japan’s Nikkei share average fell on Tuesday as a weak factory activity survey in China and a drop in US markets weighed on investor confidence, but the losses were limited by expectations of better returns for the holders of Japanese shares.

The Nikkei ended 0.2 per cent lower at 19,713.45 points in a choppy trade. It is still close to a 15-year high of 19,778.60 hit on Monday.

The broader Topix dropped 0.3 per cent to 1,587.59 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 fell 0.3 per cent to 14,424.41.

Published on March 24, 2015
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