Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.45%.

The best performers of the session on the were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:), which rose 4.34% or 47.0 points to trade at 1129.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:) added 3.21% or 64.0 points to end at 2059.0 and Haseko Corp (T:) was up 2.89% or 39.0 points to 1388.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were NTN Corp. (T:), which fell 5.88% or 14.0 points to trade at 224.0 at the close. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:) declined 3.65% or 65.0 points to end at 1716.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T:) was down 3.50% or 100.0 points to 2754.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1814 to 1603 and 225 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 33.05.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.53% or 0.20 to $37.76 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.12% or 0.05 to hit $40.66 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 1.05 to trade at $1734.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 106.92, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 120.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 97.078.

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