Nikkei drops to one-week low

|By:, SA News Editor

Japanese shares fell to a one-week low today and dropped to their largest one-day fall in three weeks after investors turned risk averse due to the downed Malaysian Airlines passenger jet shot down over Ukraine's eastern border.

The Nikkei sank 1% to 15,215.71, its lowest close since July 11. The index also fell 1.7% at one point during Friday's trading.

The Topix shed 0.8% to 1,263.29 at the close of trading in Tokyo. JPX-Nikkei Index 400 dropped 0.7% to 11,505.50.

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