Friday, August 5, 2011

Nikkei tumbles as concerns over global economy dominate

TOKYO: The Nikkei benchmark tumbled on Friday, hit by sharp falls in U.S. stock markets as worries over the global economy appear likely to dominate, offsetting the impact of Japan's currency intervention and monetary easing the previous day.

The benchmark Nikkei fell 2.0 percent to 9,467.66, while the broader Topix shed 2.0 percent to 809.48. ' Reuters

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