REFILE-Nikkei falls in choppy trade before Fed: on track to post 1st weekly gain in 5 weeks

jueves 10 de septiembre de 2015 22:42 GYT

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* Futures and options settlement boosts liquidity

* Nikkei up 2.4 pct on week, poised to end 4-week losing streak

* Market may stay volatile ahead of Fed meeting - analysts

* Foreigners' 4-week net selling binge likely paused - analyst

By Ayai Tomisawa

TOKYO, Sept 11 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average fell in choppy trade on Friday morning as investors remained focused on the U.S. Federal Reserve's monetary policy meeting next week.

The Nikkei average dropped 0.5 percent to 18,199.98 in midmorning trade after traversing positive and negative territory. The index has risen 2.4 percent for the week, on track to snap a four-week losing streak.

This week saw extreme volatility in the market due to short-covering after investors accumulated massive short positions. Investors still remain on edge on worries about a slowdown in Chinese growth and its impact on the global economy, traders said.   Continuación...