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Early Friday morning, news broke that Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga is ready to sign an agreement with Pfizer over the supply of the coronavirus (COVID-19) vaccines.

In doing so, the Asian major tries to tame the covid resurgence in areas surrounding Tokyo that signals the return of the virus-led activity restrictions.

Nikkei 225 remains mildly bid”¦

Nikkei 225 pays a little heed to otherwise trade-positive news. However, the risk barometer from Japan keeps 0.10% intraday gains by the press time. The reason for the equity gauge’s dismal reaction to the news could be traced from chatters over the Johnson & Johnson covid vaccine as well as geopolitical risks concerning China and Russia.

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