Nikkei slips to four-month low on mounting North Korea worries

Japan’s stock market index Nikkei slipped to a four-month low as rising tension in the North Korea and other parts of the world soured investor appetite


Nikkei has lost 1.8% on the week, its fifth straight weekly loss. Photo: Reuters
Nikkei has lost 1.8% on the week, its fifth straight weekly loss. Photo: Reuters

Tokyo: Japanese shares slipped to a four-month low on Friday as rising tension in the Korean peninsula and other parts of the world soured investor appetite.

Nikkei dropped 0.6% to 18,335.63, its lowest close since early December.

The index has lost 1.8% on the week, its fifth straight weekly loss. The broader Topix dropped 0.6% to 1,459.07.

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