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Nikkei Sinks below 22,000 amid Continuing Virus Spread

Nikkei Sinks below 22,000 amid Continuing Virus Spread

   Tokyo, June 29 (Jiji Press)--The Nikkei average shed over 500 points to finish below 22,000 for the first time in two weeks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange Monday, with investor sentiment battered by a continuing spread of the new coronavirus in and outside Japan.
   The key Nikkei average of 225 selected issues listed on the TSE's first section dived 517.04 points, or 2.30 pct, to end at 21,995.04. It last closed below 22,000 on June 15. On Monday, the key market gauge rose 252.29 points.

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