Nikkei drops for third day as stronger yen dampens sentiment

Fri Feb 28, 2014 1:17am EST

TOKYO, Feb 28 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
dropped for a third day on Friday as investors remained cautious
amid tensions in Ukraine, while a stronger yen weighed on risk
appetite and dragged down exporters.
    The Nikkei ended 0.6 percent lower at 14,841.07 in
choppy trade after falling as low as 14,735.52. It fell 0.2
percent for the week and dropped 0.5 percent for the month.
    The broader Topix index slipped 0.5 percent to
1,211.66.
    The JPX-Nikkei Index 400, an index launched this
year comprising firms with high return on equity and strong
corporate governance, dropped 0.3 percent to 10,971.80.
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