Nikkei down 0.7 pct as energy, auto stocks slip
TOKYO, Sep 11 (Reuters) The Nikkei average fell 0.66 percent on Monday as energy stocks such as INPEX Holdings Inc. fell following a drop in crude oil prices and shares of auto makers were hit by concern about consumer spending in the key U.S.
Japan's revised April-June gross domestic product data, released before the opening, was in line with expectations and had little impact on the stock market. July machinery orders data is due at 2 p.m. (0500 GMT).
The Nikkei was down 105.66 points at 15,974.80, wiping out a 68.05 point gain on Friday. The broader TOPIX index was 0.42 percent lower at 1,613.06.
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