Nikkei falls on profit-taking, but posts first monthly gain in 5

Fri May 30, 2014 2:15am EDT

TOKYO, May 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average
snapped a six-day winning streak on Friday, its longest winning
streak since December, as investors pocketed profits before the
weekend.
    The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent lower at 14,632.38
points.
    The index rose 1.2 percent for the week and 2.3 percent for
the month, its the first monthly gain in five months.
    The broader Topic gained 0.1 percent to 1,201.41,
while the new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 was flat at
10,945.82.    

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Kim Coghill)
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