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Nikkei 225 Finishes 0.9% Lower

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Last updated: 03/02/2021 05:29:18

05:29 AM EST, 03/02/2021 (MT Newswires) -- The Nikkei 225 opened higher Tuesday but declined in trading, finishing down 0.9%.

Leading the upside on a down day were industrial engineers Hitachi Zosen (7004;Tokyo), up 4.9%, followed by builder Haseko (1808:Tokyo), up 3.6%, and then video-game developer Nexon (NEXOF, 3659:Tokyo), up 3.1%.

On the downside were the Z Holdings (YAHOY, 4689:Tokyo), off 4.8%, and then Mitsui E&S Holdings Co Ltd (7003;Tokyo), off 4.1%.

In economic news, Japan's unemployment rate in January dropped to 2.9% from 3.0% in December, reported the Statistics Bureau.

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