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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.67% By


Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.67% – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.67%.

The best performers of the session on the were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:), which rose 3.56% or 11.0 points to trade at 320.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) added 3.28% or 240.0 points to end at 7550.0 and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 2.44% or 61.5 points to 2584.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 5.48% or 84.0 points to trade at 1450.0 at the close. Marubeni Corp. (T:) declined 4.26% or 39.4 points to end at 885.0 and Itochu Corp. (T:) was down 4.08% or 141.0 points to 3314.0.

The Tokyo Stock Exchange saw falling stocks surpass advancing by 2886 to 715, while 164 was unchanged.

Indicated volatility for Nikkei options was unchanged by 0% at 23.45, a new three-month high.

Crude oil was 1.48 to $71.53 per barrel for November delivery. Brent oil rose 0.98 or 1.32% to $75.34 per barrel in commodity trading. The December Gold Futures contract gained 0.09%, or 1.60, to $1779.80 an ounce.

USD/JPY rose 0.2% to 109.44 and EUR/JPY rose 0.32 to 128.44.

US Dollar Index Futures fell 0.05% to 93.157.

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