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TOPIXTokyo Stock Price Index
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For the week, the Nikkei rose 7.34 per cent and the Topix was up 7.35 per cent.
Both the Nikkei and Topix indexes gave up the modest gains they logged on an overnight rise in U.S.
Another sign that the bloom is off: The Topix Core 30 index of large-cap, internationally well-known blue chips has lost 13 percent from September highs and is also showing a bearish head-and-shoulders chart pattern.
For the week, the Nikkei fell 4.8 percent and the Topix was down 4.14 percent.
Both the Nikkei and Topix indexes stayed slightly above the previous day's closing levels for most of the session before dipping into negative territory toward the close.
The Nikkei and Topix indexes spent most of the day at modestly lower levels, following losses in U.S.
Broad-based selling kept both the Nikkei and TOPIX indexes in negative territory throughout the day, but their losses were limited as investors generally took a wait-and-see stance before the U.S.
But the broader Topix managed to stay in positive territory amid optimism about economic conditions in China, Japan's biggest trading partner, on reports Friday that the Chinese government recently approved infrastructure projects worth around 1 trillion yuan in public spending, which prompted buying of China-linked shares, they said.
However, stocks trimmed most of their morning gains on selling to lock in recent profits, the brokers said, with the Topix falling into negative territory in the afternoon.
For the week, the Nikkei fell 0.52 per cent, and the Topix was down 1.24 per cent.
The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange was up 7.89 points, or 1.06 percent, at 751.59.
The broader Topix index was up 6.49 points, or 0.9 per cent, at 728.61.