The Nikkei 225 Monday shed 0.69%, as traders eyed weaker-than-expected Japanese industrial output data, and continuing concerns about mainland China, after Friday's large stock-market drop on the mainland.
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Japan Post and its two subsidiaries make their long-awaited market debut on Wednesday with the Nikkei 225 having rebounded from its September nadir and Mrs Watanabe flirting with the cash in her mattress and the notion of a stock portfolio.
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