Nikkei trims losses as investors seen buying stocks on dips

martes 8 de marzo de 2016 01:18 GYT

TOKYO, March 8 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average trimmed its losses on Tuesday afternoon, crawling back from a near one-week low as investors were seen scooping up cheap stocks on the dips.

However, concerns about a stronger yen continued to keep investors on edge.

The Nikkei fell 0.7 percent to 16,794.21 in mid-afternoon trade, after touching as low as 16,570.22 in the morning, the lowest since March 2.

The broader Topix dropped 0.8 percent to 1,351.67 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 0.7 percent to 12,236.39. (Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Sam Holmes)