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Tokyo: Nikkei ends flat, but logs weekly gain
[TOKYO] Japan's Nikkei share average ended flat on Friday after sluggish US factory activity data soured sentiment and investors stayed cautious before the release of a key US jobs report later in the day.
The Nikkei finished down 0.01 per cent at 16,925.68, after rising to a three-month closing high in the previous session. For the week, the benchmark index gained 3.45 per cent.
The broader Topix gained 0.25 per cent to 1,340.76 and the JPX-Nikkei Index 400 rose 0.23 per cent to 12,061.44.