Japanese stocks soft as investors cut exposure before holidays

viernes 1 de mayo de 2015 02:21 GYT

TOKYO, May 1 (Reuters) - Japanese stocks slipped as traders
reduced their exposure ahead of Golden Week holidays in Japan
and as uncertainty around corporate earnings and global economic
growth sapped confidence. 
    The Nikkei share average hit an intraday one-month
low of 19,399.16, its weakest level since April 6, though it
pared losses to end almost flat at 19,531.63.
    The broader Topix index fell 0.5 percent to 1,585.61
with decliners outnumbering advancers by 1431 to 353 while the
JPX-Nikkei Index 400 fell 0.4 percent to 14,371.22
    Japanese markets will be shut through May 6 for public

 (Editing by Shri Navaratnam)