Japan’s Nikkei ends 2016 trading, up for fifth year

Tokyo (dpa) – Japan’s benchmark Nikkei 225 Stock Average edged down in thin year-end trade on Friday for the third straight day of falls following overnight losses on Wall Street. But overall the index ended up for 2016, extending its upward streak for a fifth year. On Friday, the Nikkei lost 30.77 points, or 0.16 per…