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14 Mar 2011 10:28


Biz, World: Japan quake: Tokyo’s main stock index lost lots of money today

  • 6.2% the drop in Japan’s Nikkei stock index today – the largest single-day drop since 2008
  • 4.88B the number of Tokyo Stock Exchange shares that changed hands – the most since World War II
  • $287B the stock exchange’s single-day loss in value; so much collective value, gone … wow source

09 Apr 2010 15:09


Biz: We’re gonna use this post to link to the Nikkei’s home page

  • Why? Because they say we can’t. The Japanese business newspaper is following the lead of a lot of newspapers worldwide by adding a paywall, but their paywall is way beyond that of, say, the Wall Street Journal. First, you have to submit a written application to link to the site (which we didn’t do). And second, they’ve gone and disabled the copy function on their site. Why? Because they’ve seen American papers open the floodgates and lose readership as a result. source