October 6, 2008

Nikkei Loses More Than 300 Points in Early Trade

Tokyo, Oct. 6 (Jiji Press)--The key 225-issue Nikkei average was sharply lower in early trading on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday, losing more than 300 points briefly.

At 9:25 a.m., the average was down 310.19 points from Friday at 10,627.95, the lowest level since late October 2004.

The plunge came after U.S. stocks fell sharply on Friday.END

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