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Nikkei falls to 2-1/2 week lows on strong yen; financials weak
February 27, 2017 / 6:15 AM / in 10 months

Nikkei falls to 2-1/2 week lows on strong yen; financials weak

TOKYO, Feb 27 (Reuters) - Japan’s Nikkei share average fell to 2-1/2 week lows on Monday as the yen strengthened and as financial stocks dropped on lower U.S. yields.

The Nikkei ended down 0.9 percent at 19,107.47 points, its lowest closing level since Feb. 9.

The broader Topix fell 1.0 percent to 1,534.00 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 declined 1.1 percent to 13,741.44.

Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Kim Coghill

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