Nikkei inches up but weighed by Asian shares

TOKYO, Oct 27 (BestGrowthStock) – Japan’s Nikkei average ended
slightly higher on Wednesday but off from its morning highs as
falls in Hong Kong and Shanghai shares and weakness in Japanese
banking stocks prompted profit-taking.

Still, the Nikkei managed to find support as investors
refrained from selling actively as the yen (JPY=: ) drifted down
against the dollar from a 15-year high marked this week, traders
said.

The benchmark Nikkei (.N225: ) closed up 0.1 percent or 9.65
points at 9,387.03.

Meanwhile, the broader Topix (.TOPX: ) inched down 0.02 percent
to 817.76.
(Reporting by Chikafumi Hodo; Editing by Michael Watson)

Nikkei inches up but weighed by Asian shares