Definition of Nikkei index in English:

Nikkei index

proper noun

  • A figure indicating the relative price of representative shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Also called Nikkei average.

Origin

1970s: Nikkei, abbreviation of Ni(hon) Kei(zai Shimbun) ‘Japanese Economic Journal’.

Pronunciation

Nikkei index

/ˈnikeɪ ˌɪndɛks//ˈnēkā ˌindeks/