Japanese market sank in late trading on 1% on the news from North Korea

Japanese market sank in late trading on 1% on the news from North Korea


One of the main Nikkei index fell by 182,68 points to reach 18191,32 after the DPRK announced the successful test of a hydrogen bomb by passing a special statement on TV Central.

TOKYO, 6 Jan. Catherine Plyasunova. Trades on the Tokyo stock exchange closed on Wednesday the fall in major indices after a reported the DPRK’s test of a hydrogen bomb.

One of the main Nikkei index, reflecting dynamics of stock quotes of 225 leading companies of Japan, fell 0.99%, or 182,68 points to reach 18191,32.

Index Topix, fixing quotations of securities of all companies, presented to prestigious first section, lost 1,05%, to 15.87 points, and is 1488,84, according to AFP.

Earlier South Korean media gave the information that in the area of nuclear range of Pungere the province of Yangando occurred artificially-induced earthquake, whose magnitude was 4.2. According to the U.S. Geological survey, the earthquake magnitude was 5.1.

Later, the DPRK announced the successful test of a hydrogen bomb by passing a special statement on TV Central. In turn, experts from South Korea and China have challenged the test of a hydrogen bomb, and expressed the theory that in fact could be used in a nuclear warhead.

Testing the DPRK has strongly condemned the governments of Japan and South Korea, calling them a violation of existing UN security Council resolutions.