Nikkei falls to 7-1/2-week low after U.S. shares fall; focus on debate

lunes 26 de septiembre de 2016 20:22 GYT

TOKYO, Sept 27 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average dropped to a 7-1/2-week low on Tuesday morning after U.S. shares fell, while investors cautiously await the first U.S. presidential debate between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump.

The Nikkei fell 1.5 percent to 16,299.84 in early trade, after hitting as low as 16,285.41, the lowest level since Aug. 5.

The broader Topix shed 1.5 percent to 1,315.40 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 1.6 percent to 11,780.70. (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Chang-Ran Kim)