Nikkei falls to a 4-wk low on weak Japan GDP, US fiscal woes

Mon Nov 12, 2012 12:11am GMT

TOKYO, Nov 12 (Reuters) - The Nikkei average slipped to a
four-week low in early trade on Monday on the back of weak
Japanese GDP data and on concerns over U.S. fiscal woes that
threaten to push the world's largest economy into recession.
    The Nikkei fell 0.5 percent to 8,714.55, while the
broader Topix index eased 0.5 percent to 727.35.

After wave of QE, onus shifts to leaders to boost economy

DAVOS, Switzerland - Central banks have done their best to rescue the world economy by printing money and politicians must now act fast to enact structural reforms and pro-investment policies to boost growth, central bankers said on Saturday.