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The common term for the Nihon Keizai newspaper, Japan's leading financial newspaper. The Nikkei usually refers to the price-weighted average of 225 stocks of the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
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A price-weighted index consisting of 225 prominent stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. The Nikkei has been calculated since 1950 and its direction is considered an indicator of the state of the Japanese economy. Most analysts consider it the Japanese equivalent of the Dow Jones Industrial Average.
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