Nikkei drops 1.2 pct as Apple component suppliers weigh
TOKYO, April 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average shed 1.2 percent on Thursday as Apple-linked shares came under pressure on concerns of slowing sales of the iPhone maker's products, while global growth worries dampened the appeal of exporters. The Nikkei ended 162.82 points lower at 13,220.07, breaking below its five-day moving average of 13,317.04. The broader Topix index dropped 1.2 percent to 1,122.97.
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