Friday, August 26, 2011

Nikkei edges lower on profit-taking; Bernanke awaited

TOKYO: The Nikkei benchmark edged lower on Friday on profit-taking after a 1.5 percent rise the previous day, while investors remained cautious ahead of a speech from U.S. Federal Reserve Chairman Ben Bernanke.

The benchmark Nikkei was down 0.3 percent at 8,744.96, while the broader Topix index shed 0.2 percent to 750.13. ' Reuters

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