Nikkei little changed, Topix up as investors look to improved earnings

martes 14 de abril de 2015 02:39 GYT

TOKYO, April 14 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average was
flat on Tuesday as investors preferred to pull back a little
after the recent rally as they prepared for the looming earnings
    However, the broader Topix posted small gains
despite overnight weakness on Wall Street, underpinned by hopes
of earnings growth and expectations the economy will pick up
momentum in coming months. 
    The Nikkei average ended flat at 19,908.68, off a
15-year intraday high of 20,006.00 touched on Friday. 
    The broader Topix rose 0.3 percent to 1,590.82 while
the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 gained 0.1 percent to
    Trading was slow with turnover at just above 2.011 trillion
yen, about 17 percent below the average in the last 100

 (Editing by Shri Navaratnam)