© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.23%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.23%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984), which rose 10.91% or 817.0 points to trade at 8306.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T:5706) added 6.00% or 200.0 points to end at 3535.0 and Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:7004) was up 5.87% or 24.0 points to 433.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976), which fell 4.71% or 225.0 points to trade at 4555.0 at the close. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6770) declined 3.95% or 52.0 points to end at 1265.0 and Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T:6367) was down 3.90% or 925.0 points to 22770.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2201 to 1299 and 219 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.48 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.15% or 0.07 to $45.59 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.12% or 0.06 to hit $48.92 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 2.60 to trade at $1841.10 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.28% to 104.50, while EUR/JPY rose 0.41% to 126.40.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 91.050.Leave a comment