(C) Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.61%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.61%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Canon Inc (T:7751), which rose 1.95% or 46.5 points to trade at 2431.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T:4507) added 1.76% or 104.0 points to end at 6004.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:7269) was up 1.50% or 70.0 points to 4750.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107), which fell 7.21% or 198.0 points to trade at 2548.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T:4755) declined 6.69% or 99.0 points to end at 1381.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104) was down 5.82% or 250.0 points to 4045.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2715 to 885 and 160 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.39.
Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.20% or 0.74 to $60.82 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 1.22% or 0.79 to hit $63.83 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.25 to trade at $1737.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 108.73, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 129.69.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 91.852.
Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.61%
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