Nikkei falls to 3-week low on profit-taking in exporters, financials

Mon Apr 1, 2013 2:14am EDT

By Ayai Tomisawa
    TOKYO, April 1 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell
to a three-week low on Monday as investors took profits in
stocks such as exporters and financials that had gained in
recent weeks on the back of a weaker yen and prospects of
monetary easing.
    The Nikkei dropped 2.1 percent to 12,135.02, the
biggest one-day drop in a week. The broader Topix 
declined 3.3 percent to 1,000.57.
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