(C) Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.07%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 2.07%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Unitika, Ltd. (T:3103), which rose 7.52% or 33.0 points to trade at 472.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) added 5.27% or 215.0 points to end at 4295.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) was up 4.73% or 124.0 points to 2746.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Kikkoman Corp. (T:2801), which fell 7.29% or 510.0 points to trade at 6490.0 at the close. Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T:8766) declined 5.55% or 315.0 points to end at 5359.0 and Denso Corp. (T:6902) was down 4.94% or 382.0 points to 7350.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1805 to 1746 and 211 ended unchanged.
Shares in Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 5.27% or 215.0 to 4295.0. Shares in Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) rose to 3-years highs; rising 4.73% or 124.0 to 2746.0.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.34.
Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.25% or 0.77 to $60.67 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 1.19% or 0.77 to hit $63.76 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.70% or 12.25 to trade at $1729.45 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.17% to 108.69, while EUR/JPY fell 0.24% to 129.18.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 92.047.
Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.07%
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