German economic drop keeps market in check but Japan's Nikkei at 3-year high on stimulus cheer

  • by: CARLO PIOVANO , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 15, 2013 - 5:49 AM

LONDON - Stock markets mostly slipped on Tuesday after new figures pointed to Germany's economy contracting in the last three months of 2012 and as investors awaited U.S. retail sales figures for the holiday month of December.

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