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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.32%

Stock MarketsJul 17, 2020 03:35AM ET
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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.32%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Hitachi Ltd (T:6501), which rose 2.68% or 92.0 points to trade at 3523.0 at the close. Meanwhile, NTT Data Corp. (T:9613) added 2.41% or 30.0 points to end at 1277.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735) was up 2.27% or 120.0 points to 5410.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T:5541), which fell 4.45% or 72.0 points to trade at 1546.0 at the close. Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. (T:8830) declined 4.36% or 130.0 points to end at 2853.5 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:7003) was down 3.88% or 18.0 points to 446.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2224 to 1296 and 161 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.11.

Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.86% or 0.35 to $40.40 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.99% or 0.43 to hit $42.94 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 1.05 to trade at $1799.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 107.14, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 122.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 96.215.

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.32%
 

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