Nikkei down 0.5 pct, books worst H1 since 1995


(Adds stocks, detail) By Aiko Hayashi TOKYO, June 30 (Reuters) - Japan's Nikkei stock average dipped 0.5 percent on Monday to book its worst first half since 1995, though it gained about 8 percent this quarter, recovering about half of what it lost since a year-low hit in mid-March. Retailers weighed on the market, with Takashimaya Co down 1.3 percent after the department store operator's first-quarter operating profit fell 8 percent and it cut its annual sales outlook. [ID:nT272SUYQR] ...

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