Tokyo shares sink for a sixth dayBusiness | 31 Jul 2020 3:24 pm
Tokyo's benchmark Nikkei index plunged by more than 2.8 percent today, extending its losing streak for a sixth trading day on a strong yen and a surge in coronavirus cases in the capital.
The Nikkei 225 average fell by 2.82 percent, or 629.23 points, to close at 21,710.00. It lost 4.6 percent from Wednesday last week before a four-day
holiday weekend. The broader Topix index also lost 2.82 percent, or 43.41 points, to 1,496.06, and dropped 4.9 percent over the week.