30 Dec '11, 9am

Japan's Nikkei-225 index finishes 2011 at lowest year-end level since 1982; down 17.3 percent since January - AFP

Japan's Nikkei-225 index finishes 2011 at lowest year-end level since 1982; down 17.3 percent since January - AFP

Japan's headline Nikkei-225 index finished 2011 at its lowest year-end level since 1982, despite rising on Friday thanks to upbeat United States data. -- PHOTO: AP TOKYO (AFP) - Japan's headline Nikkei-225 index finished 2011 at its lowest year-end level since 1982, despite rising on Friday thanks to upbeat United States data. The Nikkei index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished at 8,455.35, down 17.34 per cent, or 1,773.57 points, from the 2010 close of 10,228.92, with the March 11 earthquake and tsunami taking its toll on share prices. It was the worst year-end figure since 1982, when the index saw out December at 8,016.67. On the day, the benchmark index closed up 56.46 points or 0.67 per cent from the previous day. Please enable JavaScript to view the comments powered by Disqus. blog comments powered by Disqus

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