Nikkei falls close to 2% at open on Evergrande concern

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Tokyo, Sep 21 (EFE) .- The main index of the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Nikkei, fell by around 2% at the opening of the session on Tuesday due to fear of the bankruptcy of the Chinese real estate company Evergrande and its potential impact in the national and global economy.

After the first ten minutes of trading, the Nikkei, which includes the 225 most representative securities of the Japanese stock market, accumulated a fall of 1.98% or 603.27 points, and stood at 29,896.78 integers.

The Topix, which includes the firms in the first section, those with the highest capitalization, lost 2.09% or 43.86 points, to stand at 2,056.31 units.

The Tokyo park opened with a pronounced drop after being closed the day before due to a national holiday, which caused the contagion effect to be more noticeable at the start.

The situation of the real estate developer Evergrande, the most indebted in China, has generated concern about the economic growth of that country, the consequences of its default situation in its national counterparts and in the international prices of raw materials.

The Nikkei lowered the psychological barrier of 30,000 points for the first time in about two weeks after receiving an external stimulus to political change in the country that also caused investors to turn to safe-haven assets such as the yen, which strengthened the currency , an unfavorable trend for local exporters.

The railway operator JR West accumulated the highest volume of operations at the beginning and fell 0.11%.

It was followed by transactions by the transport company Nippon Yusen (NYK Line), with a fall of 2.99%, and the Softbank group, which lost 5.01%.

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The vehicle manufacturer Toyota was left 1.6% and the technology multinational Sony, 0

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