Nikkei falls to more than 1-week low as stronger yen sours mood

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The Nikkei 225 is the primary benchmark index for the Japanese stock market. The size of the Japanese economy (3rd largest in the world) and its importance makes the Nikkei one of the most widely watched and traded indices in the world. The 225 ... ( read original story ...)

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TOKYO Feb 1 Japan's Nikkei share average rose on Wednesday as the yen's appreciation slowed, but gains were limited as investors continued to worry about some policies of President Donald Trump's administration. The steel sector was the best sectoral ... ( read original story ...)

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