The Nikkei has dropped by 0.4 per cent during today's trading (August 22nd) to continue a poor period for the index.
Although it bounded back by 0.2 per cent after a choppy session yesterday, these gains were erased today over fears monetary stimulus in the US could be wound down.
The minutes of the latest US Federal Reserve meeting failed to ease concerns of investors that it could start to end its stimulus package in the coming months, reports Reuters.
As a result, the Nikkei slipped by 0.4 per cent to 13,365.17, although it had dipped to as low as 13,238.73 earlier in the day, which was the lowest it has been in almost two months.
The broader Topix also had a poor day of trading and the index shed 0.2 per cent of its value to end the day at 1,119.56.
Today's fall for the Nikkei comes after it dropped by 2.6 per cent on Tuesday.
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