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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.12%

Published 07/03/2018, 04:35 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.12%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Retail, Food and Chemical sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.12% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T:6952), which rose 3.04% or 54.0 points to trade at 1828.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Fujitsu Ltd. (T:6702) added 2.97% or 20.4 points to end at 708.0 and Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T:6479) was up 2.66% or 49.0 points to 1894.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T:5706), which fell 4.98% or 230.0 points to trade at 4392.5 at the close. SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:9412) declined 3.72% or 20.0 points to end at 518.0 and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T:5801) was down 3.53% or 135.0 points to 3685.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2545 to 879 and 162 ended unchanged.

Shares in Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T:5706) fell to 52-week lows; down 4.98% or 230.0 to 4392.5. Shares in Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T:5801) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.53% or 135.0 to 3685.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 18.61% to 23.01 a new 3-months high.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.78% or 0.58 to $74.52 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.38% or 0.29 to hit $77.59 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 3.80 to trade at $1245.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 110.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.28% to 129.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 94.39.

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