August 21, 2012 / 6:07 AM / 5 years ago

Nikkei pulls back from 3-month high on ECB doubts

TOKYO, Aug 21 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei share average
retreated from a three-month high on Tuesday on creeping doubts
over the European Central Bank's plan to tackle the region's
debt crisis, although investors buying defensive stocks offered
some support to the market.
    The Nikkei slipped 0.2 percent to 9,156.92 but held
above i ts 26-week moving average at 9,149.50. 
    The broader Topix added 0.1 percent to 765.26.

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