Nikkei edges up but firm yen, pre-BOJ worries cap gains

martes 13 de septiembre de 2016 02:28 GYT

TOKYO, Sept 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average edged up in choppy trade on Tuesday, but the broader Topix ended flat as a solid yen and worries about possible policy moves by the central bank next week sapped risk appetite.

The Nikkei ended 0.3 percent higher at 16,729.04 points after staying in a narrow range throughout the day.

The broader Topix was flat at 1,322.99, with only 1.424 billion shares changing hands, the lowest since August 25. The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 also was flat at 11,870.74.

(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Kim Coghill)