The stock exchange in Japan closed down lower on Tuesday. The fear that the Japanese government will declare a state of emergency in the capital city of Tokyo later this week continued to provide investors with restraint. The second round of Senate elections in the U.S. State of Georgia was also awaited, where it was decided whether the Democrats would have a majority in the House of Representatives as well as a majority in the Senate.
The leading Nikkei in Tokyo went out at 27,158, 63 points with a 0,4 per cent min. According to Japanese media, Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga has reported at a party meeting that the government will decide on Thursday to declare a state of emergency in the Japanese capital and surrounding areas due to the sharp increase in Coronation fuses. The airlines and railway companies were once again rejected by fear of more stringent travel restrictions. A rise in the Japanese yen also caused price pressure on the automakers.
The other markets in the Asian region showed a mixed picture. The main index in Shanghai increased by 0.2% in the meantime and the Hang Seng index in Hong Kong remained almost flat. The Kospi in Seoul climbed 0.5 percent and the Australian All Ordinaries in Sydney dropped a fraction.