Nikkei Falls 1.8%, Lost 5.6% In April

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Japan’s Nikkei share average shed 1.8 percent to hit a 2-1/2 month closing low on Tuesday, hurt by uncertainty on the euro zone and concerns over U.S. economic growth, while a strong yen weighed on exporters.

The Nikkei .N225 closed down 169.94 points at 9,350.95, breaking below its 75-day moving average near 9,463, after losing 5.6 percent in April to end a four-month winning streak.

The broader Topix fell 1.8 percent to 789.49, breaking below 800 for the first time since mid-February.

These data have been compiled by Reuters.