Nikkei falls in directionless trade, post-BOJ gains erased by profit-taking

Tue Jan 22, 2013 6:04am GMT

TOKYO, Jan 22 (Reuters) - The Nikkei share average edged
down on Tuesday in directionless trade after it erased gains
made immediately after the Bank of Japan set a 2 percent
inflation target and made an open-ended commitment to buy
    The Nikkei shed 0.4 percent to 10,709.93 after
jumping to as high as 10,859.42 after the BOJ's outcome.
    The broader Topix slipped 0.4 percent to 901.15.
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