The Nikkei of the Tokyo Stock Exchange falls 4.41% to its lowest in almost 3 years



The Tokyo Stock Exchange closed today with a decrease of 4.41 percent in the Nikkei, its main indicator, to its worst level in almost three years, in another day marked by the intensification of fears about the coronavirus crisis.

The Nikkei benchmark index ended the session with a drop of 856.43 units to 18,559.63 points, while the Topix, which groups the values ​​of the first section, the firms with the largest market capitalization, fell 57.24 points, 4.13%, and stood at 1,327.88 units.

The Nikkei opened the trade with a drop of more than 2% after the collapse of the day before on Wall Street and the World Health Organization declaring the COVID-19 outbreak as a pandemic, and accentuated its fall after the United States announced the cancellation of trips between that country and Europe.

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