September 2, 2008

Nikkei Dives to 5-Month Low in Afternoon

Tokyo, Sept. 2 (Jiji Press)--Stocks plunged due to a wave of futures-led selling on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Tuesday afternoon, pushing down the key Nikkei average to the lowest level in about five months.

At 2:09 p.m., the 225-issue Nikkei average was down 343.11 points, or 2.7 pct, at 12,491.07, after falling 238.69 points on Monday.END

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