Nikkei falls as yen stays firm, languishes in bear market

Sun Jun 16, 2013 8:04pm EDT

TOKYO, June 17 (Reuters) - The Nikkei share average fell in
early trade on Monday as weak U.S. stocks and a stronger yen
dampened already fragile sentiment, with the Japanese benchmark
languishing in a bear market.
    The Nikkei shed 1 percent to 12,565.87, while the
broader Topix index eased 0.6 percent to 1,050.25.
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