Japan's Nikkei average slipped today as investors brooded over figures showing U.S.
manufacturing flagged in June, as well as weak economic data
from Europe and China, but the index still posted its best
weekly gain in four months.
The Nikkei dipped 0.3 percent to 8,798.35, but ended
up 2.7 percent on the week, while the broader Topix lost
0.4 percent to 750.92. (C ) Reuters