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Nikkei ends flat as investors worry Trump will pressure Abe on trade

From Reuters - April 16, 2018

TOKYO, April 17 (Reuters) - Japans Nikkei ended little changed on Tuesday as investors turned cautious ahead of a meeting between Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and U.S. President Donald Trump which Tokyo fears may link vital security matters with touchy trade issues.

The Nikkei share average ended up 0.1 percent at 21,847.59 after trading in negative territory for most of the session. The broader Topix fell 0.4 percent to 1,729.98, with 27 of its 33 sub-sectors falling.

Shares of food companies gained, with NH Foods rising 1.6 percent and Ajinomoto up 0.9 percent.

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