Tokyo, Sep 14 – The main index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Nikkei, fell by around 3% at the opening of the session on Wednesday, dragged down by the US inflation data, which they brought down Wall Street overnight.
After the first 15 minutes of trading, the Nikkei, which brings together the 225 most representative titles on the market, accumulated a drop of 2.80% or 802.38, and moved 27,812.25 integers.
The Topix, which includes the firms in the main section, those with the largest capitalization, fell 2.18% or 43.37 points, and stood at 1,943.20 units.
The Tokyo floor opened strongly lower, dragged down by the bad inflation data for the United States in August, leaving the year-on-year rate at 8.3%, above the 8.1% expected, and thus dragging down Wall Street and the European stock markets on the eve.
Losses were led by the home appliances, metal products and precision instrument sectors.
The video game giant Nintendo brought together the largest volume of operations at the start and its shares fell around 0.90% in the first half hour, after soaring 5.51% the day before.
It was followed by transactions by the manufacturer of analysis equipment for semiconductors Lasertec, which dropped 2.27%.