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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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The Asia300 collaboration builds on SGXs long-standing partnership with Nikkei, which includes the SGX Nikkei 225 Index futures, a contract that has been active for 30 years since inception.
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The benchmark Nikkei 225 index at the Tokyo Stock Exchange gained 58.
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The benchmark Nikkei 225 index, which hit a more than five year high on Monday, added 34.
Japan's Nikkei 225 index was stable while the Korean and Australian main indices went up 1 percent.
The Singapore Stock Exchange (SGX) has reported a 17-month high in its securities average daily value in October, while the FTSE Xinhua A50 futures and Nikkei 225 index options experienced renewed investor interest, breaching records for monthly volume.
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.