The Nikkei loses 1.66% due to concerns about Ukraine and the Fed

The Nikkei loses 1.66% due to concerns about Ukraine and the Fed

The Tokyo Stock Exchange ended today with a decrease of 1.66% in its main indicator, the Nikkei , weighed down by concern about the situation in Ukraine and by caution before the meeting of the US Federal Reserve (Fed).

The Nikkei ended with a decline of 457.03 points, to 27,131.34 integers, while the broader Topix index , which groups the values ​​with the largest capitalization, those in the first section, ended with a drop of 33.25 points, or 1.72%, up to 1,896.62 integers.

After its rebound the day before, the selective benchmark fell back into negative territory and ended at its lowest level since last summer.

The Tokyo parquet thus accused the increase in tensions between the United States and Russia over Ukraine, as well as the prospects that the US Federal Reserve will raise interest rates again at the meeting that will begin today.

Added to this is the concern about the global rise in inflation and the economic impact that the expansion of the anti-contagion restrictions to more regions of Japan that the central Executive will approve today, to cover two thirds of the national territory, will have.

Among the securities with the highest capitalization, the 5.34% fall of the technological giant Softbank (T: 9984 ), the reference value of the local market, stands out.

The Japanese automobile leader Toyota Motor (T: 7203 ) lost 1.84%, after announcing the day before that it would maintain the temporary suspension of its operations in eleven of its plants in Japan due to problems in the supply chain due to the situation. of infections in the country.

The technology sector and manufacturers of components for semiconductors received some of the most pronounced losses of the day, such as those of Lasertec (3.92%) and Tokyo Electron (2.68%).

Conglomerate Sony (T: 6758 ) lost 2.76%, while human resources services company Recruit sank 7.55%.

In the first section, 1,832 stocks fell compared to 291 that advanced and 91 that finished unchanged.

The trading volume amounted to 1.5 trillion yen (11.6 billion euros).

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