TOKYO Feb 3 Japan's Nikkei ended flat in choppy
trade on Friday as investors awaited the release of the U.S.
monthly jobs report, which will set the tone for the Federal
Reserve's policy outlook, while bank stocks outperformed on
The Nikkei was flat at 18,918.20 points after
traversing positive and negative territory. The benchmark index
fell 2.8 percent this week.
The broader Topix gained 0.3 percent at 1,514.99 and
the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.2 percent to
(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Amrutha Gayathri)