Nikkei Falls Sharply, Dollar Slips

Posted October 20th, 2011 at 5:45 am (UTC-5)
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Japanese share prices ended sharply lower Thursday Monday, while the dollar lost ground against the yen.

Tokyo's Nikkei index lost slightly more than one percent to finish at 8,682.

The dollar was selling at 77.76 yen in currency trading, a loss of a fraction of a yen from Wednesday.

Gold was trading at $1,628.50 an ounce.