© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.42%
Fintech Zoom – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the lost 0.42% to hit a new 1-month low.
The best performers of the session on the were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:), which rose 5.18% or 62.0 points to trade at 1260.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:) added 5.08% or 18.0 points to end at 372.0 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:) was up 4.95% or 35.0 points to 742.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 6.27% or 76.0 points to trade at 1137.0 at the close. CyberAgent Inc (T:) declined 4.49% or 300.0 points to end at 6380.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) was down 3.76% or 78.0 points to 1995.0.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1954 to 1558 and 235 ended unchanged.
Shares in JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.18% or 62.0 to 1260.0. Shares in Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; up 4.95% or 35.0 to 742.0.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.61.
Crude oil for April delivery was up 1.47% or 0.97 to $67.06 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.54% or 1.07 to hit $70.43 a barrel, while the April Gold contract fell 0.07% or 1.25 to trade at $1697.25 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.12% to 108.47, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 128.90.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 92.190.
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