Nikkei retreats as prolonged oil slide dents risk appetite

miércoles 14 de enero de 2015 02:11 GYT

TOKYO, Jan 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell
1.7 percent on Wednesday as investors held back due to concerns
over plunging oil prices.
    The Nikkei fell 291.75 points to 16,795.96, its
lowest close since Dec. 17.
    Oil-related shares led the decline, with top refiner JX
Holdings falling 4 percent in heavy trade and Showa
Shell losing 2.8 percent.
    The broader Topix shed 1.2 percent to 1,357.98, and
the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 fell 1.1 percent to

 (Reporting by Shinichi Saoshiro; Editing by Simon