Nikkei

The Nikkei falls 1%, infected by technology in the US

The Tokyo stock market closed today with a drop of 1% in its main indicator, the Nikkei, dragged down by the fall of technology in the United States and awaiting the next meetings of the Federal Reserve US (Fed) and the Bank of Japan.

The Nikkei lost 287.70 points, to 28,437.77 integers, while the Topix index, which groups the securities of the first section, those with the highest capitalization, fell 15.31 points or 0.77%, to 1,975.48 points.

The Tokyo stock market closed with losses this Friday, infected by the fall in technology after the decline in the New York Nasdaq sector index, and chained a second negative day after recent gains caused by signs of optimism about the omicron variant.
Local investors were cautious, waiting for the publication this Friday in the US of the consumer price index and the next meeting of the Federal Reserve, as well as the Bank of Japan indicators expected for next week.

The losses were led by the precision instruments, rubber and service sectors.

Among the most traded values ​​of the day, the manufacturer of components for semiconductors Lasertec accumulated the highest volume of operations and fell by 2.82%, followed by the technology giant Softbank (0.59%) and the semiconductor manufacturer Tokyo Electron (1 , 26%).
The Japanese car leader Toyota fell 0.21%, as well as the technology conglomerate Sony, with a decrease of 1.42%.

Among the winners of the day, the video game company Nintendo (+0.33%) and the technology company Hitachi (+2.71%) stood out.
In the first section, 674 stocks advanced compared to 1,390 that fell and 119 that ended unchanged.

The trading volume amounted to 2.6 trillion yen (20.806 million euros).

Bruce Dorminey
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