Concerns About The Economic Future Of The US Hit The Tokyo Stock Exchange

Tokyo, Dec. 3 (EFE) .- The Tokyo Stock Exchange fell on Tuesday after the publication of manufacturing data worse than expected in the United States raised concerns about the health and economic development of the US country.

The Nikkei benchmark index fell 149.69 points, 0.64%, to 23,379.81 integers, while the second indicator, the Topix, which groups the values ​​of the first section, fell 7.76 points, 0.45%, up to 1,706.73 units.

Tokyo parquet opened the session down, following the trail of Wall Street, which fell on Monday after learning that the US manufacturing activity index contracted in November for the fourth consecutive month, generating concern for the future of the economy American in full commercial dispute with China.

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The risk appetite of investors was also reduced after Washington restored tariffs on steel and aluminum imports from Brazil and Argentina.

The Japanese square cut certain losses during the afternoon due to the good performance in the Shanghai Stock Exchange due to the recovery of the Chinese manufacturing sector, unlike the US.

The agricultural and fisheries sectors led the losses in Tokyo, followed by iron and steel, and land transport.

Steel company JFE Holdings fell 0.7%, while transportation company Mitsui O.S.K. 1.22% was left.

The shares of the Nissan Motor vehicle manufacturer yielded 1.46% after its new CEO, Makoto Uchida, hinted on Monday in his first appearance after his appointment a possible downward revision of his medium-term business plan.

In the first section, which includes the firms with the highest capitalization, 1,540 values ​​fell, compared to 551 that advanced, while 66 ended the session without changes.

The trading volume amounted to 1.95 trillion yen (16.183 million euros), compared to 1.69 trillion yen (13.978 million euros) the previous day. EFE

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