Tokyo shares decline in morning on stable yen, worries over U.S. coronavirus vaccine
( MENAFN ) Early on Wednesday, Apr. 14 Tokyo shares lost ground as shareholder sentiment was diminished by a more robust yen versus the USD and worries over Johnson & Johnson's COVID-19 vaccine after it was stopped by U.S. health authorities because of cases of blood-clotting.
The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average dropped 101.76 points, or 0.34 percent, from Tuesday, reaching 29,649.85.
In the meantime, the broader Topix indicator of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange declined 5.96 points, or 0.30 percent, hitting 1,952.59.
Among those that dropped the most by the morning break were textile and apparel, nonferrous metal and pulp and paper issues.
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