© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.96%
Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.96%.
The best performers of the session on the were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:), which rose 4.89% or 20.0 points to trade at 429.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Canon Inc (T:) added 4.36% or 97.0 points to end at 2322.0 and Seiko Epson Cor (T:) was up 4.09% or 68.0 points to 1730.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:), which fell 6.04% or 119.0 points to trade at 1852.0 at the close. JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:) declined 5.48% or 55.0 points to end at 948.0 and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T:) was down 5.35% or 273.0 points to 4830.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2191 to 1320 and 220 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.90.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.49% or 0.26 to $52.51 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.54% or 0.30 to hit $55.38 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 3.50 to trade at $1851.70 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 103.78, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 125.75.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 90.517.
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