Nikkei hits 3-week closing low as BOJ falls short of expectations
TOKYO, Jan 23 (Reuters) - The Nikkei share average dropped to a three-week closing low on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan's latest easing steps fell short of expectations, triggering profit-taking in shares bought in anticipation of the central bank's decision. The Nikkei shed 2.1 percent to 10,486.99, falling for a third straight session and logging its biggest one-day percentage drop in a week, while the broader Topix slipped 1.5 percent to 887.79.
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