1. Nikkei edges up but firm yen, pre-BOJ worries cap gains

Nikkei edges up but firm yen, pre-BOJ worries cap gains

Japan's Nikkei share average edged up in choppy trade on Tuesday, but the broader Topix ended flat as a solid yen and worries about possible policy moves by the central bank next week sapped risk appetite.

By: | Tokyo | Published: September 13, 2016 12:52 PM
The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent higher at 16,729.04 points after staying in a narrow range throughout the day. (Reuters) The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent higher at 16,729.04 points after staying in a narrow range throughout the day. (Reuters)

Japan’s Nikkei share average edged up in choppy trade on Tuesday, but the broader Topix ended flat as a solid yen and worries about possible policy moves by the central bank next week sapped risk appetite.

The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent higher at 16,729.04 points after staying in a narrow range throughout the day.

The broader Topix was flat at 1,322.99, with only 1.424 billion shares changing hands, the lowest since August 25. The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 also was flat at 11,870.74.

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