Nikkei falls on profit-taking, BOJ's decision gives limited impact; ECB awaited

miércoles 21 de enero de 2015 02:23 GYT
 

TOKYO, Jan 21 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell
on Wednesday as investors took profits from the sharp rises in
the past two sessions, while expectations that the European
Central Bank will unveil stimulus measures on Thursday limited
losses.
    The Bank of Japan cut next fiscal year's inflation forecast
and expanded a loan scheme aimed at boosting lending, and as
expected, it decided to maintain its massive stimulus programme.
The decision gave a limited impact to the market.
 
    The Nikkei ended 0.5 percent lower at 17,280.48.
    The broader Topix slipped 0.5 percent to 1,390.61
and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 shed 0.5 percent to
12,641.38.

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Simon Cameron-Moore)