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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.19% By


Japan stocks are lower as of close to trade. Nikkei 225 was down by 2.19% – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

Tokyo closed with the currency falling by 2.19%, reaching a new one-month low.

These were the best performers of the session Inpex Corp. T:, which rose 5.60% (or 50.0 points) to trade at 943.0 by the close. During this time, Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd T: added 3.69%, or 109.0 point to reach 3060.0 Sojitz Corp. In late trade, the T: was up by 3.60% (64.0 points) to 1843.0

These were the worst performers of the session. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. T:) fell 6.92%, or 5420.0 point to trade at 72850.0 by the close. Z Holdings Corp(T:), which fell 5.55%, or 39.6 point to close at 673.3, and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd [T:] was down 4.99% (or 100.0 points) to 1903.0.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outnumbered those in progress by 2958-642. 145 was unchanged.

Inpex Corp. shares (T:) reached 52 week highs, rising by 5.60% (50.0 to 943.0). T: shares in Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd rose to 52 week highs, gaining 3.69% (109.0 to 306.0.0). Sojitz Corp.’s shares rose to new highs, up 3.60% (64.0-1843.0).

The implied volatility index of Nikkei’s 225 options was unchanged at 0% and 23.88.

Crude oil rose 0.3% or 0.30 to $77.92/barrel for November delivery. Brent oil, which is available for December delivery, rose 0.46 percent to $81.72/barrel, and the December Gold Futures contract lost 0.42% (or 7.50) to trade at $1760.10 per troy.

USD/JPY was at 111.17 with a 0.27% increase, and EUR/JPY rose 0.5% to 128.94.

At 93.963, the US Dollar Index Futures rose 0.20%.

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