Nikkei slips as global growth worries weigh

lunes 5 de enero de 2015 02:16 GYT

TOKYO, Jan 5 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks slipped on their
first trading day of 2015 as risk appetite was soured by weak
prospects for global growth, offsetting gains in airline stocks
which rose after crude oil prices dropped to fresh 5-1/2-year
    The Nikkei benchmark ended 0.2 percent lower at
17,408.71 points, giving up earlier gains which were fueled by
speculation that the Bank Of Japan was buying stocks.
    In morning trade, it dropped more than 1 percent to its
lowest since Dec. 18.
    The broader Topix shed 0.5 percent to 1,401.09,
while the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 fell 0.6 percent to

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Kim Coghill)