Japan Stocks Fall at Close of Trade; Nikkei 225 Down 1.11% By Investing.com

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© Reuters. Japan Stocks Fall at Close of Trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%

Investing.com – Japanese stocks were lower after Friday’s close as losses in the , and , sectors drove the stock lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the decline of 1.11%.

The best performers of the session on the were Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (TYO:), which rose 4.25% or 108.00 points to trade at 2,650.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Resona Holdings, Inc. (TYO:) added 3.57% or 19.00 points to end at 551.40 and Shizuoka Bank Ltd (TYO:) was up 3.52% or 29.00 points at 852.00 late in the session.

The worst performers of the session were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:), which fell 5.10% or 410.00 points to trade at 7,630.00 at the close. Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (TYO:) fell 4.99% or 380.00 points to end at 7,240.00 and Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:) was down 4.76% or 400.00 points at 8,010.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered rising ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange from 2499 to 1063 and 228 ended unchanged.

Shares of Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (TYO:) Hit 3-Year Highs; up 4.25% or 108.00 to 2,650.00.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 2.47% to 20.18.

Crude oil for October delivery rose 0.38% or 0.32 to $85.42 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for November delivery rose 0.66% or 0.60 to $91.44 a barrel, while December gold futures fell 0.54% or 9.05 to trade at $1,668.25 per troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.12% at 143.35, while EUR/JPY was down 0.25% at 143.14.

US dollar index futures rose 0.15% to 109.61.

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