Nikkei slips from two-month highs

<p>The Nikkei dropped back 0.2 per cent today.</p>

The Nikkei has fallen away to end the week on a low after losing 0.2 per cent during trading today (September 20th).

It had reached new two-month highs earlier in the day, but slipped back 23.76 points to 14,742.42 at the end of the session, reports Reuters.

Despite this slight dip, the Nikkei is still in a strong position and was able to record another weekly gain – up 2.3 per cent on the start of the week.

While the Nikkei lost 0.2 per cent of its value in today's trading, the broader Topix index rose 0.3 per cent to 1,218.98 in moderate trade.

The Nikkei had rose to as high as 14,816.65 during the session, breaking a new two-month record, which came after it set a fresh eight-week peak yesterday.

It had increased in value by 1.8 per cent to 14,766.18, while the Topix was up by 1.9 per cent to end the day at 1,215.48.

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