Nikkei snaps 3-day winning streak after Fed decision

jueves 17 de septiembre de 2015 22:04 GYT

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By Ayai Tomisawa

TOKYO, Sept 18 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei snapped a three-day winning streak on Friday after the U.S. Federal Reserve kept interest rates unchanged on worries about the global economy, while investors refrained from taking large positions before long holidays in Japan.

The U.S. central bank held rates steady in a bow to worries about the global economy, financial market volatility and sluggish inflation at home, but it left open the possibility of a modest policy tightening later this year.

The Nikkei share average dropped 1.6 percent to 18,130.86 in midmorning trade, after rising 2.6 percent over the past three days through Thursday. For the week, the index has dropped 0.3 percent.

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