Tokyo, Aug 28 . .- The main index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Nikkei, closed the session this Friday with a fall of 1.41% after hearing the news that the Japanese Prime Minister, Shinzo Abe, will leave the charge due to health reasons.
The Nikkei, which groups the 225 most representative titles on the market, fell 326.2 points to 22,882.65 integers.
The Topix, which includes the firms in the first section, the ones with the highest capitalization, fell 11.02 points, or 0.68%, to stand at 1,604.87 units.
The selective opened moderately to the upside, weighing positively the decision of the US Federal Reserve, announced by its president Jerome Powell the day before, to allow higher inflation in the first world economy than previously established in an attempt to stimulate the creation of job.
However, the Nikkei rushed into the second leg of the negotiation, losing more than 2% at one point, after the news that Abe will leave office due to health problems was advanced.
Abe is Japan’s longest-serving prime minister and stood as a symbol of stability for a country that changed head of government six times in six years before the conservative politician returned to power for the second time in Japan. 2012.
The sectors that led the losses today were the information and communications sector, consumer electronics and retail surfaces.
The technology giant Sony dropped 3.26% today, while the multinational telecommunications group Softbank lost 3.34%.
The manufacturer of office equipment or components of solar energy Kyocera in turn fell 1.43% and the air conditioning company Daikin reduced its value by 1.96%.
In contrast, in the insurance sector, Tokyo Marine Life improved its price by 4.11% and in the banking sector Mizuho Financial Group it climbed 1.55%.
The trading volume was 2.82 trillion yen (22,394 million euros or 26,595 million dollars), up from 1.72 trillion yen the day before.