In morning session, Nikkei started at 20,150yen.
It was about 80 yen lower than previous day.
Stocks met with selling after the Nasdaq fell on Tuesday on the news that the European Commission has fined Google a record 2.4 billion Euro for breaching European Union antitrust rules.
In additin, distribution right of December accounting company was droppedyesterday, and it pushed down the index.
But the market downside was supported by the yen’s weakening against the dollar.
So high quality and growth stocks were sold, but value stocks showed good performance and Nikkei finished at 20,130yen.
As viewed from sectors, high quality domestic stock fell. Service sector fell 1.2% and food sector fell 1.1%. By contrast, financial stocks attracted purchases on a rise in U.S. (long-term) interest rates.
Talking about individual company, Tokyo Electron fell 4.3 % after its U.S. peers lost ground in New York on Tuesday.
Today I think Nikkei will go up slightly affected by global market sentiment.
high technology stocks sold yesterday are expected to be bought in Japan due to the influence of high-technology shares being bought back in the US market.
cme is now