Nikkei edges lower on weak Wall St; BOJ gov appointment awaited

Wed Feb 20, 2013 7:05pm EST

TOKYO, Feb 21 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average edged lower on
Thursday, after touching a 52-month high the previous day,
following weakness on Wall Street and as investors stayed
cautious before the appointment of the next Bank of Japan
governor.
    The Nikkei dropped 0.6 percent to 11,402.09, while
the broader Topix fell 0.6 percent to 967.84. The Nikkei
 ended up 0.8 percent on Wednesday at 11,468.28, its highest
closing level since September 2008.
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