Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.74% By Investing.com

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.74%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.74%.

The best performers of the session on the were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T:), which rose 3.59% or 45.0 points to trade at 1300.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Advantest Corp. (T:) added 3.55% or 175.0 points to end at 5100.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 3.38% or 150.0 points to 4590.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 5.59% or 56.0 points to trade at 945.0 at the close. Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T:) declined 5.29% or 126.0 points to end at 2255.0 and IHI Corp. (T:) was down 5.24% or 66.0 points to 1194.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2819 to 838 and 106 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 37.67.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 3.28% or 0.38 to $11.19 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 10.50% or 2.03 to hit $17.30 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 1.27% or 21.40 to trade at $1709.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 107.61, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 116.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 100.237.

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