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Nikkei nose-dives 10.55% over Fukushima nuclear leak crisis

03-15-2011 17:45 BJT Special Report:9.0 Magnitude Earthquake Rocks Japan |

TOKYO, March 15 (Xinhua) -- Tokyo stocks plunged Tuesday with the Nikkei index nose-diving 10.55 percent over nuclear leak crisis at Fukushima nuclear plants.

The benchmark Nikkei 225 Average shed 1,015.34 points to 8,605. 15. The broader Topix index lost 80.23 points, or 9.47 percent, to 766.73.

Trading volume on the main section expanded to 5,777.15 million shares from 4,883.61 million Monday.

On the First Section declining shares beat advancing ones 1,637 to 34, with six others remaining unchanged.

Editor:Xiong Qu |Source: Xinhua

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