Nikkei drops to 3-week closing low as BOJ action disappoints
Reuters -- Jan 23

The Nikkei average fell a third straight day, reaching a three-week closing low on Wednesday after the Bank of Japan's easing steps fell short of expectations, triggering profit-taking in shares bought in anticipation of the central bank decision.

Shippers, steelmakers, securities and insurance companies dropped , along with exporters, as the Japanese currency firmed by nearly one yen to 88.33 yen against the dollar from Tuesday's market close of 89.28 yen.

News source: Reuters

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