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Asian stocks are red across the board. Nikkei’s highest level in 5 months

On 19 Jan. 65, Asian markets moved mostly in negative territory following the US market. The Nikkei index was down 2.80 percent, down 790.02, its worst in five months to 27,467.23. The Hang Seng Index was down 0.13 percent, down 30.84 after its previous gains. The Shanghai Composite Index was down 0.36 percent, down 12.70 points.

Sony shares The Japanese tech company sank 10.22 percent after rival Microsoft announced it bought gaming company Action Blizzard for $69 billion, or about 2.2 trillion baht, a deal for the US tech company. the most valuable Toyota Motor shares fell 5 percent.

Another important factor that drew the Nikkei Index. Is that investors are worried about the recovery of the Japanese economy. After facing the high number of patients NHK news agency reported that Japan is preparing to declare a semi-emergency state in 13 more provinces across the country. to control the spread of COVID-19 Omicron species Of these, there is Tokyo. Saitama, Chiba, Kanagawa, Nagasaki, Kumamoto and Niigata prefectures, with the announcement in effect until February 13.

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