Nikkei drops on trade pact disappointment, pre-earnings caution

jueves 24 de abril de 2014 02:22 GYT

TOKYO, April 24 (Reuters) - Tokyo stocks fell Thursday on
news that a U.S.-Japan trade pact was not yet finalised after a
meeting between the two countries' leaders and on investor
caution before a series of Japanese corporate earnings reports.
    The Nikkei share average closed down 1 percent at
14,404.99 while the broader Topix index fell 0.8 percent to
1,164.90, with trading volume slightly below the average
in the past month.
    The new JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.8 percent to

 (Editing by Chris Gallagher)