Nikkei ends at three-week low on strong yen

16:06, August 11, 2010      

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Japan's key Nikkei stock index lost nearly 3 percent to end at a three-week low on Wednesday on a strong Japanese yen.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average shed 258.20 points, or 2.70 percent, to 9,292.85, the lowest closing level since July 22 when it ended at 9,220.88.

Trading volume on the main section totalled 1,580.50 million shares, up from Tuesday's 1,476.67 million.

The TSE's Second Section index dropped 19.92 points, or 0.94 percent, to 2,092.86 on a volume of 19.03 million shares.

On the Osaka Securities Exchange, the near-term September Nikkei 225 index futures contract was down 260 points to 9,280.



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