Nikkei edges down on Asian market weakness, China data

TOKYO (Reuters) - The Nikkei average edged down in choppy trade on Wednesday, as appetites were hit by weakness in Asian shares and worries about the tepid Chinese economy after a survey showed its services sector grew at the slowest pace in nine months in June.

The benchmark Nikkei <.N225>, which had risen the four previous sessions, changed gears and dropped 0.3 percent to 14,055.56 after touching a five-week high of 14,164.77. The Topix <.TOPX> gained 0.2 percent to 1,173.81.

(Reporting by Ayai Tomisawa; Editing by Richard Borsuk)