The stock exchange in Japan ended again with a loss on Wednesday. Investors handled the lower closing positions on Wall Street, where concerns about the economic recovery flared up again as a result of the sharp increase in corona infections in several US states.
The other stock exchanges in the Asian region showed a mixed picture.
The Nikkei in Tokyo closed 0.8 percent in the minus at 22,438.65 points after a fluctuating trading session. It was the second loss in a row.
Japan Display, a major supplier of LCD screens for Apple’s iPhones, was pressured after reports that the US technology group will use OLED screens for its new generation of mobile phones.
The Japanese maker of OLED screens Hodogaya Chemical shot up 15.6 percent. Aeon Mall lost 6.3 percent after a significant quarterly loss from the Japanese shopping centre operator.
The Chinese stock markets further increased following the strong advance at the beginning of the week.
The main index in Shanghai was 0.9 percent higher in the meantime, and the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong climbed 0.2 percent. The Kospi in Seoul fell 0.3 percent, and the Australian All Ordinaries in Sydney lost 1.4 percent.