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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.12% By

© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.12% – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 2.12%.

The best performers of the session on the were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:), which rose 4.13% or 14.0 points to trade at 353.0 at the close. Meanwhile, IHI Corp. (T:) added 3.76% or 103.0 points to end at 2843.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) was up 2.84% or 190.0 points to 6880.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd (T:), which fell 5.69% or 57.1 points to trade at 945.9 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T:) declined 5.64% or 610.0 points to end at 10210.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:) was down 5.27% or 2840.0 points to 51000.0.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outnumbered those in progress by 2650-918. 173 ended unchanged.

Indicated volatility for Nikkei’s 225 options was measured by the. It rose 6.6% to 22.40.

Crude oil was $0.43 lower at $74.86 per barrel for November delivery, a decrease of 0.57%. Brent oil, which was due for delivery in December, fell 0.45% or 0.50, to reach $77.85/barrel. Meanwhile, the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.45 or 0.08% to trade at $1738.95/ton.

USD/JPY declined 0.00% at 111.50 while EUR/JPY dropped 0.24% at 129.93.

US Dollar Index Futures rose 0.17% to 93.940.

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Mike Robinson
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