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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.63%

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.63%

TOKYO: Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Marine Transport, Banking and Warehousing sectors led shares lower. At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.63%. The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Comsys Holdings Corp. (T:1721), which rose 1.83% or 44.0 points to trade at 2444.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T:6841) added 1.80% or 31.0 points to end at 1752.0 and Meidensha Corp. (T:6508) was up 1.80% or 7.0 points to 395.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T:9104), which fell 3.72% or 13.0 points to trade at 336.5 at the close. Fujitsu Ltd. (T:6702) declined 2.89% or 23.2 points to end at 780.4 and Showa Denko K.K. (T:4004) was down 2.76% or 84.0 points to 2956.0. Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3021 to 340 and 131 ended unchanged. The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 9.10% to 16.55. Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.95% or 0.45 to $47.74 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.21% or 0.11 to hit $52.45 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.37% or 4.91 to trade at $1335.31 a troy ounce. USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 109.50, while EUR/JPY fell 0.34% to 130.11. The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 92.64.