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A trademark for a Japanese stock-market index composed of 225 actively traded, large cap stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange weighted by share price. This index is often referred to as the Nikkei 225.


(ˈni keɪ)
1. an index showing the average closing prices of 225 stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
2. an American of Japanese descent.
[1975–80; < Japanese]
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Japan's benchmark Nikkei 225 index recovered from early losses to rise 0.
e Nikkei 225 index closed at its highest level for 15 years when it ended the trading session up 1% at 19,754.
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The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which hit a more than five year high on Monday, added 34.
May 2, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Precidian Funds LLC, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Precidian Investments LLC, is pleased to announce that that the MAXIS Nikkei 225 Index Fund (NKY:NYSE Arca) has been selected to fill the Japan stock category on the Schwab ETF Select List for the second quarter of 2013.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index was stable while the Korean and Australian main indices went up 1 percent.
The new product tracks the performance of the Nikkei 225 index over five years, and is available in sterling and US dollars.
Bear Stearn's bail-out and acquisition by rival JP Morgan Chase also hit Asian markets, with Hong Kong's Hang Seng down 5 per cent and Japan's Nikkei 225 index off 3.
Bank stocks across the board suffered one of their worst one-day falls in nearly four years, and the troubled banking sector led the Nikkei 225 index down below the 8,000 point mark and into the realms of a 20-year low.
While the move was expected to help businesses, Tokyo's Nikkei 225 index dropped even further - down another 42 points to a 16- year low.
69 Dec 1999 - - - Mar 2000 - - - (One unit: TOPIX times 10,000) Osaka Securities Exchange's Nikkei 225 Index Contract Close
Thursday's tumble began in Asia, where renewed worries about Japanese banks sent Tokyo's Nikkei 225 Index down 2.