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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.23% -Breaking

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© Reuters. Japan stocks are lower as of close to trade. Nikkei 225 was down 2.23%.

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

Tokyo closed with a loss of 2.23%.

They were the top performers at the session Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:) traded at 3.648.00 after the close, up 4.59% or 160.00 point. Meanwhile, Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T:), an additional 3.98% (39.00 points) to bring the total up to 1,019.00 Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. T: was up 3.86%, or 400.00 points, to 10,760.00 late trade.

They were also the worst performers of the session. Hino Motors, Ltd. T:) fell 14.76%, or 155.00 points, to close at 895.00 AGC Inc (T) fell 9.72%, or 465.00 point to close at 4,320.00 Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd. The (T:), was lower 6.89%, or 31.00 points to 419.00.

By 3154 to 486, falling stocks outnumbered those advancing on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. 132 was unchanged.

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T) shares rose to 52-week peak; the gain of 4.59%, 160.00 to 3 648.00. Shares in Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd., rose to 5-year peak; increasing 3.86%, 400.00 to 10,760.00. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd.’s shares fell 6.89% to 52-weekly lows. This is a decrease of 31.00 to 4199.00

The implied volatility index of Nikkei options was 6.93% higher than 27.32.

Crude oil rose 1.96%, or 2.11, to $109.78 per barrel for April delivery. Brent oil, which was due for delivery in May, rose 1.52%, or 1.68, to reach $112.14/barrel. Meanwhile, the April Gold Futures contract saw a 0.23% increase, or 4.50, and traded at $1940.40 per troy ounce.

USD/JPY increased 0.03% to 115.50. EUR/JPY declined 0.45% to 127.21.

US Dollar Index Futures were up 0.2% at 98.07.

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