Tokyo stocks dive as Greek debt talks collapse, default looms
Kyodo -- Jun 29
Tokyo stocks plummeted on Monday, with the Nikkei index seeing its biggest points drop this year, as a Greek debt default looked likely this week following the collapse of eleventh-hour talks over the weekend.

The 225-issue Nikkei Stock Average ended down 596.20 points, or 2.88 percent, from Friday at 20.109.95. The broader Topix index of all First Section issues on the Tokyo Stock Exchange finished 42.21 points, or 2.53 percent, lower at 1,624.82.

Stocks opened sharply lower after risk sentiment was walloped by Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras' announcement in Athens on Saturday that bailout terms required by the country's creditors will be put to a Greek referendum on July 5. Eurozone ministers subsequently failed to seal a deal to extend their financial assistance arrangement to Greece beyond a Tuesday deadline.

29日の東京株式市場は、26日より、596円20銭安い、2万0,109円95銭で­取引を終えた。 29日の取引について、水戸証券投資情報部長・須田恭通氏の解説です。
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