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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 Nikkei index finished lower for the third straight session Wednesday, with market sentiment soured by caution over the U.
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Japanese shares closed sharply higher yesterday ahead of a three-day weekend, with the benchmark Nikkei index surpassing 16,000 points for the first time in a week, led by exporters due to a softer yen.
The key Nikkei index closed below 17,500 for the first time since last Friday, when it ended at 17,431.
95-point decline on Monday, with the key Nikkei index closing above 15,000 for the first time in more than 13 weeks.
The fear reverberated to the Japanese stock market, where the main Nikkei index fell more than 1 percent early today.
A swap into an index fund - a custom-tailored basket of securities traded over-the-counter or a standard index such as the Standard and Poor's 500, the S&P 100 or an international index such as the Nikkei index.
As the Nikkei index vacillates and bank assets deteriorate, Japan needs to take a close look at the fundamentals of its financial system.
the publisher of Japan's most influential business newspaper, the Nihon Keizai Shimbun, and renowned for the Nikkei Index.
Tokyo stocks were almost flat early Thursday morning amid caution against market overheating after the Nikkei index surged over 560 points in the last three sessions.
Johnson believes while it is likely that Japan's Nikkei Index bottomed in early 2003, down at that point by approximately 80 percent from its late 1989 highs, the country's economy continues to show more economic volatility than some of its Asian neighbors.
The Nikkei index eked out a slim gain on Wednesday amid receding concerns over a possible military strike on Syria, but moved off the session high due to caution following a recent sharp rally.