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Japan Airlines shares plunge 8.73% on China worries

Published on Sep 25, 2012 5:24 PM
 
This file picture taken on Jan 19, 2010 shows jetliners of Asia's largest air carrier Japan Airlines (JAL) taxiing on the tarmac at Tokyo's Haneda airport. Shares in Japan Airlines (JAL) closed down nearly nine percent on Sept 25, 2012, less than a week after relisting, amid concern over a festering territorial spat between Tokyo and Beijing. -- PHOTO: AFP

TOKYO (AFP) - Shares in Japan Airlines (JAL) plunged on Tuesday to close down nearly nine per cent, less than a week after relisting, amid concern over a festering territorial spat between Tokyo and Beijing.

The carrier ended the day at 3,395 yen (S$53.58), down 8.73 per cent from the previous day but off an intraday low of 3,375 hit in late afternoon trade.

The closing price was 10.42 per cent lower than the offer price of 3,790 yen when JAL returned to the Tokyo Stock Exchange on Wednesday last week, less than three years after becoming one of Japan's biggest ever corporate failures.

Retail investors dumped their holdings amid pessimism over Sino-Japanese relations strained over a disputed island chain in the East China Sea and the possible fallout on firms heavily exposed to the region, Dow Jones Newswires reported.

 
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