Japan's Markets Haven't Stopped Shaking

Aftershocks from the earthquake that hit Japan on Jan. 17 are still rumbling through Tokyo's stock market. Uncertainty about the size of the repair bill, how it will be paid, and what companies will benefit has confused investors and sent the Nikkei stock index on a wild roller-coaster ride. After plunging to 17,785, the index climbed, then dipped, and by mid-February was hovering at 17,991 (chart).

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