Topix Index Little Changed as Builders Gain, Glassmakers Fall

  • Topix has rallied 14 percent this year through Tuesday
  • Nikkei 225 retreats from highest closing level in three months

Japan’s Topix index closed little changed, with construction shares leading gains and glass makers falling, as investor weighed what an unexpected contraction in American manufacturing means for the Federal Reserve’s interest-rate outlook.

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