Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Nikkei falls for 2nd day on U.S. economy worry

TOKYO: The Nikkei average fell for a second day on Wednesday, hit by concerns about the weakening U.S. economy, while the heightened chance of Japanese authorities intervening in currency markets to curb the yen may lend support.

The benchmark Nikkei shed 1.5 percent to 9,693.48. The broader Topix index fell 1.5 percent to 831.66. ' Reuters

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