Nikkei retreats from 7-1/2-year high, gains 1.5 pct for the week

viernes 13 de febrero de 2015 02:27 GYT
 

TOKYO, Feb 13 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell
on Friday, retreating from a 7-1/2-year closing high the
previous day as investors took profits from gainers such as
Fanuc Corp, but buying in cyclical stocks exposed to
consumer demand limited the losses.
    A ceasefire agreement between Russia and Ukraine also eased
tensions in the market. 
    The Nikkei shed 0.4 percent to 17,913.36, retreating
from 17,979.72 marked on Thursday, the highest closing level
since July 2007. For the week, the Nikkei gained 1.5 percent.
    The broader Topix outperformed, ending flat at
1,449.38 after trading in positive territory most of the day.
The JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.1 percent to
13,147.96.

 (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Jacqueline Wong)