OSAKA — The total value of transactions on the Nasdaq Japan stock exchange plunged 55.5 percent in September from the previous month to 12.7 billion yen, its lowest level since the market opened on June 19, 2000, the Osaka Securities Exchange said Monday.

The seventh straight monthly decline marks a hefty 90.1 percent drop from the same month a year ago, the OSE said, noting that trading volume fell 28.2 percent to 2.92 million shares in September.

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