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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.70%

Published 02/07/2022, 02:35 AM
© Reuters.  Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.70%
- – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.70%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:5901), which rose 7.12% or 101.0 points to trade at 1519.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:4021) added 5.61% or 350.0 points to end at 6590.0 and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7011) was up 5.24% or 159.0 points to 3193.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Olympus Corp. (T:7733), which fell 12.22% or 315.0 points to trade at 2263.0 at the close. Denka Co Ltd (T:4061) declined 9.69% or 390.0 points to end at 3635.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) was down 9.11% or 530.0 points to 5290.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2188 to 1372 and 218 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.08.

Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.64% or 0.59 to $91.72 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.18% or 0.17 to hit $93.10 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.35 to trade at $1812.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 115.26, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 131.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 95.532.

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