JAPAN: A NEW WAVE OF CONTAGES TAKES THE STOCK MARKET FALL
The Tokyo Stock Exchange closed today with a 1.1% decrease in its main indicator, the nikkei, after reaching its maximum in 29 years on the eve and when it was known that the daily contagions of covid-19 in the capital reached a new maximum.
The Nikkei lost 286.48 points and finished at 25,728.14 integers, while the Topix, a broader index that includes the securities with the highest capitalization, those in the first section, fell 14.01 points or 0.81%, to 1,720.65 integers.
The Tokyo stock market opened lower due to profit-taking among investors after the Nikkei broke the psychological barrier of 26,000 points on the eve and closed at its best level since May 1991.
The losses increased in the final section of the negotiation, when it was known that Tokyo has registered a new number of daily infections of coronavirus (493), before which the regional authorities contemplate imposing new restrictions on the hours of bars and restaurants, among other measures.