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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.02%

Stock Markets Jan 22, 2018 02:45AM ET
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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Transportation Equipment, Gas & Water and Manufacturing sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.02%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568), which rose 5.00% or 165.0 points to trade at 3468.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toshiba Corp. (T:6502) added 3.71% or 12.0 points to end at 335.5 and Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:2503) was up 2.37% or 64.5 points to 2781.5 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T:5706), which fell 2.86% or 195.0 points to trade at 6615.0 at the close. Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5214) declined 2.65% or 125.0 points to end at 4590.0 and Mitsubishi Electric Corp (T:6503) was down 2.37% or 51.5 points to 2123.8.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2093 to 1294 and 201 ended unchanged.

Shares in Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) rose to 5-year highs; rising 5.00% or 165.0 to 3468.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.67% to 15.85.

Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.16% or 0.10 to $63.41 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.28% or 0.19 to hit $68.80 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 2.90 to trade at $1330.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 110.79, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 135.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 90.37.

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.02%
 

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