Tokyo Stocks Close Lower On US Tech Rout 25th May, 2022
Umer Jamshaid Published May 25, 2022 | 12:08 PM
Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday after US shares mostly retreated following a profit warning from the owner of Snapchat that shocked the tech sector
Tokyo, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 25th May, 2022 ) :Tokyo stocks closed lower on Wednesday after US shares mostly retreated following a profit warning from the owner of Snapchat that shocked the tech sector.
The benchmark Nikkei 225 index ended down 0.26 percent, or 70.34 points, at 26,677.80, while the broader Topix index slipped 0.09 percent, or 1.68 points, to 1,876.58.
The tech sector was again in the firing line after Snap, the parent of messaging app Snapchat, provided a gloomy economic outlook, sending its shares diving more than 40 percent.
Overnight in New York, the tech-heavy Nasdaq Composite dropped 2.4 percent, with the broad-based S&P ending down 0.8 percent while the Dow closing up 0.2 percent.
Mizuho Securities said investors in Japanese shares also took "a wait-and-see attitude" ahead of the US Federal Reserve's minutes due later in the day.
ANA Holdings ended down 0.56 percent at 2,502 yen, despite comments by its chief executive that revenue would likely be boosted by a recovery of inbound tourism after the expected lifting of Japan's strict Covid-19 border rules.
Its rival Japan Airlines ended up 0.22 percent at 2,274 yen.
Sony Group dropped 1.45 percent to 11,205 yen, Panasonic fell 0.91 percent to 1,143.5 yen, and SoftBank Group closed down 1.71 percent at 5,102 yen.