REFILE-Nikkei edges up in choppy trade, helped by Fast Retailing's gains



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* Nikkei has fallen 0.3 pct for the week
* Fast Retailing contributes to Nikkei gains
By Ayai Tomisawa
TOKYO, Oct 14 Japan's Nikkei share average edged up in choppy trade on Friday morning as index-heavyweight Fast Retailing Co's strong gains offset negative sentiment from Wall Street's weakness overnight.
Fast Retailing, owner of the Uniqlo casual-wear brand, jumped 4.2 percent after saying on Thursday it expected operating profit to jump 38 percent to a record high 175.0 billion yen for the year ending in August 2017.
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14 October 2016 in World News, Views: 45
Source: Reuters
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