TOKYO, Oct 28 (Reuters) - The Nikkei stock average bounced
back on Monday, recouping most of its steep losses suffered at
the end of last week, but investors remained cautious ahead of a
big earnings week for Japan Inc.
The benchmark Nikkei advanced 2.2 percent to
14,396.04 points, after shedding 2.8 percent to a 2-1/2 week low
of 14,088.19 on Friday.
The broader Topix rose 1.7 percent to 1,198.36 in
relatively light trade, with 2.32 billion shares changing hands.