Nikkei steady as weak yen helps sentiment, but profit-taking limits gains

jueves 20 de noviembre de 2014 02:22 GYT

TOKYO, Nov 20(Reuters) - Japanese stocks were steady on
Thursday as a further weakening of the yen boosted market
sentiment, but gains were limited as investors took profits on
such recent performers such as SoftBank Corp.
    The Nikkei benchmark ended 0.1 percent higher at
17,300.86, close to a seven-year peak hit last week.
    The broader Topix added 0.1 percent to close at
1,397.64, remaining near an eight-year peak hit on Wednesday.
The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 also advanced 0.1 percent
to 12,761.84.

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Prateek Chatterjee)