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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.63%

Published 2022/04/22, 09:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.63%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Friday, as losses in the Power, Mining and Electrical/Machinery sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.63%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were T&D Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8795), which rose 1.65% or 28.00 points to trade at 1,726.00 at the close. Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc (TYO:8750) added 1.59% or 42.00 points to end at 2,680.50 and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (TYO:4507) was up 1.06% or 73.00 points to 6,955.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (TYO:5713), which lost 5.52% or 356.00 points to trade at 6,093.00 in late trade. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (TYO:5541) declined 5.15% or 200.00 points to end at 3,685.00 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (TYO:4021) shed 4.90% or 360.00 points to 6,990.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2736 to 834 and 197 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.37% to 21.64.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.70% or 0.73 to $103.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.71% or 0.77 to hit $107.56 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.37% or 7.30 to trade at $1,955.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.28% to 128.02, while EUR/JPY fell 0.45% to 138.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.22% at 100.83.

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