The main index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Nikkei, fell 0.98% today, dragged by car manufacturers and the volume of COVID-19 cases in Japan and closed at its level lowest so far this year.

The Nikkei, which groups the 225 most representative titles on the market, fell 267.92 points, to 27,013.25 integers, the lowest level in all of 2021.

The Topix, which includes the firms in the first section, the ones with the highest capitalization, lost 0.87% or 16.51 points, to stand at 1,880.68 units.

The values ​​of the automotive sector lived a black day today in Tokyo after the main Japanese car manufacturer, Toyota Motor, announced on the eve that it will cut its global production in September by 40% due to the shortage of components and the impact of COVID-19 in its production in Southeast Asia.

In turn, Japan on Thursday reported a record 25,000 new COVID-19 infections and the number of patients in serious condition registered another record for the seventh consecutive day, raising concerns about the pace of recovery.

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