Nikkei Introduces First Fees for Nikkei 225 Index

Some end users say Nikkei's decision to introduce fees for the index and its data after more than 60 years may impact their use of the index.

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The Nikkei 225 index is rising, but so is the cost of using the index.

The Nikkei 225 is Japan's main stock index, equivalent to the Dow Jones Industrial Average in the US. The index is calculated every 15 seconds during Tokyo Stock Exchange trading hours, with constituents ranked using stock price rather than market capitalization, and Nikkei conducts a periodic review of the constituents every September.

The Nikkei newspaper has been the calculator of the Nikkei 225 index since 1950, and until now, has calculated and distributed the index free of charge. But the

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