These sort of news dominated the global markets and yet, there was another negative mark on the NIKKEI 225 index, which was down 1.44% today, classing at 8,967.62 points, being down by 131.05 points.
Asian stock and currency markets were roiled in early trade as equities on Wall Street tumbled after Greg Jaczko, chairman of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said the risk of radiation was more serious than Japanese officials had outlined in public, and recommended a “much larger radius” for evacuations.
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The Japanese yen hit 16 year high against the dollar of Y80. Jeremy Cook, chief economist at World First said: "The Y80 level is a massive psychological level in the markets."