Nikkei falls on renewed Cyprus concerns, yen rise

Thu Mar 21, 2013 8:08pm EDT

TOKYO, March 22 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
fell on Friday, pulling back from a 4 1/2-year high marked on
the previous day on renewed worries about Cyprus' debt problems,
while gains in the yen hurt exporters.
    The Nikkei dropped 0.9 percent to 12,522.05,
retreating from 12,650.26 hit the previous day, the highest
intraday level since early September 2008.
    The broader Topix dropped 0.7 percent to 1,051.07.
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