Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.88% By Investing.com

© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.88%

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 lost 0.88%.

The best performers of the session on the were Olympus Corp. (T:), which rose 3.72% or 56.0 points to trade at 1562.0 at the close. Meanwhile, The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T:) added 3.24% or 41.0 points to end at 1308.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 2.87% or 32.0 points to 1147.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:), which fell 8.34% or 64.0 points to trade at 703.0 at the close. The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 7.82% or 114.0 points to end at 1343.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:) was down 7.70% or 215.5 points to 2584.5.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2195 to 1450 and 127 ended unchanged.

Shares in JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:) fell to all time lows; down 8.34% or 64.0 to 703.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 55.79.

Crude oil for May delivery was up 5.18% or 1.04 to $21.13 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.32% or 0.35 to hit $26.77 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 5.70 to trade at $1637.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.61% to 108.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 119.30.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 99.573.

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