- an index showing the average closing prices of 225 stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
- an American of Japanese descent.
Origin of Nikkei
Borrowed into English from Japanese around 1980–85
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Examples from the Web for nikkei
The main Nikkei index was off 2.1 percent, which is a pretty sharp drop.Government Shutdown? Wall Street Refuses to Panic
September 30, 2013
The value of the yen is falling exactly as planned, and Japanese stocks on the Nikkei are doing very well.Can 'Abenomics' Revitalize Japan?
April 24, 2013
Hong Kong's Hang Seng Index dropped 4.3 percent, while Japan's Nikkei fell 3.7 percent.Wild Ride on Wall Street
August 5, 2011
Recent posts include a look at the oil, housing and technology bubbles and the convergence of the Nikkei and the Dow.The Five Financial Gurus You Can Still Trust
October 19, 2008
The Nikkei index in Japan slumped 9.6 percent, down to its lowest level since May 2003.Jangling Nerves on Wall Street
October 9, 2008