Nikkei sheds 2.2 pct as Fed's plan hits global risk assets

Thu Jun 20, 2013 8:07pm EDT

TOKYO, June 21 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average shed 2.2
percent on Friday, extending its previous session's decline as
investors continued to fret about the Federal Reserve's plan to
scale back massive stimulus in coming months if the U.S. economy
improved as expected.  
    The Nikkei was down 287.44 points at 12,727.14 after
falling 1.7 percent on Thursday, while the broader Topix 
index lost 2.5 percent to 1,064.31.
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