Nikkei drops on trade pact disappointment, pre-earnings caution

Thu Apr 24, 2014 2:22am EDT

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Tokyo stocks fell Thursday on
news that a U.S.-Japan trade pact was not yet finalised after a
meeting between the two countries' leaders and on investor
caution before a series of Japanese corporate earnings reports.
    The Nikkei share average closed down 1 percent at
14,404.99 while the broader Topix index fell 0.8 percent to
1,164.90, with trading volume slightly below the average
in the past month.
    The new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.8 percent to
10,598.50.

 (Editing by Chris Gallagher)
 
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