Nikkei drops as US election uncertainty sours mood, shippers jump

while Japan’s three major shippers jumped after news that they will merge their container shipping businesses. The Nikkei fell 0.5 percent to 17,353.04 by midmorning, after ending at a six-month high on Friday. US shares fell and the dollar dropped on ... ( read original story ...)

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Is Nikkei Ready To Rise Again?

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