Nikkei falls for 2nd day as Ukraine tensions sour sentiment

jueves 27 de febrero de 2014 02:13 GYT
 

TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average fell for a
second day on Thursday, moving further away from a four-week
closing hit earlier this week as heightened tensions in Ukraine
soured sentiment, dragging down index heavyweights like
SoftBank.
    The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent lower at 14,923.11,
moving away from 15,051.60 hit on Tuesday, which was the highest
closing level since Jan. 29.
    Index heavyweights lost ground, with SoftBank Corp 
falling 1 percent and Fast Retailing Co dropping 1.7
percent.
    The broader Topix index slipped 0.7 percent to
1,217.35.
    The JPX-Nikkei Index 400, an index launched this
year comprising firms with high return on equity and strong
corporate governance, dropped 0.7 percent to 11,009.41.