The Nikkei has dropped to a one-month low today (November 8th) after sustaining heavy losses over the course of the session.
It fell by one per cent to end the week at 14,086.80, but this was a recovery of sorts as it had gone to as low as 14,026.17 earlier in the day.
This means the Nikkei lost 0.8 per cent over the course of the week, as investors grew cautious ahead of the release of the latest jobs data from the US, Reuters reports.
The Topix fell by 0.7 per cent to 1,176.42 in trading today, making it a bad day all round.
It had been a good start to the week for the Nikkei, but the one per cent loss today follows on from the 0.8 per cent dip for the index recorded yesterday.
Investors will now be keenly awaiting the release of the US jobs data later today.
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