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Nikkei Goes Under 10,000 Line as Investors Worry about Yen

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Nikkei Goes Under 10,000 Line as Investors Worry about Yen

           The key Nikkei stock index closed below the 10,000 line Thursday for the first time in more than two months as worries persisted about that the unending strength of the yen, which is likely to hinder the economy's recovery.

        The 225-issue Nikkei stock average lost 154.59 points, or 1.53 percent, to end at 9,978.64, ending below 10,000 for the first time since July 24. The broader Topix index was down 13.72 points, or 1.51 percent, at 896.12, its lowest close since July 17.

Stocks fell almost across the board, led by securities, textile and banking issues. The air transport and mining sectors were the only gainers.

Posted-In: Japan Times Nikkei TopixMarkets

 

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