(C) Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.30%
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.30%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:5406), which rose 3.43% or 25.0 points to trade at 753.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Toho Co., Ltd. (T:9602) added 2.56% or 115.0 points to end at 4600.0 and Ebara Corp. (T:6361) was up 2.47% or 120.0 points to 4970.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:7269), which fell 5.32% or 268.0 points to trade at 4773.0 at the close. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T:7004) declined 3.80% or 33.0 points to end at 835.0 and Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T:4061) was down 3.66% or 165.0 points to 4340.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2905 to 702 and 138 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.86 a new 3-months low.
Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.33% or 0.78 to $59.43 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.14% or 0.71 to hit $62.86 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.16% or 2.75 to trade at $1731.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.18% to 110.37, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 130.33.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 92.685.
Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.30%
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