Nikkei drops as BOJ's steps trigger profit-taking

Thu Dec 20, 2012 6:06am GMT

TOKYO, Dec 20 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei average dropped on
Thursday as the central bank's latest steps disappointed the
market, triggering profit-taking from a sharp rally the previous
    The Nikkei shed 1.2 percent to 10,039.33. The
broader Topix was down 0.1 percent at 838.61.

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