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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.09%

Published 2018/11/20, 10:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.09%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Communication, Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501), which rose 3.44% or 22.0 points to trade at 662.0 at the close. Central Japan Railway Co. (T:9022) added 3.11% or 680.0 points to end at 22565.0 and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9502) was up 3.04% or 51.0 points to 1727.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T:7211), which lost 6.85% or 50.0 points to trade at 680.0 in late trade. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735) declined 5.70% or 320.0 points to end at 5290.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:7201) shed 5.45% or 54.8 points to 950.7.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2285 to 1199 and 206 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 7.96% to 20.80.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.31% or 0.18 to $57.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.57% or 0.38 to hit $66.41 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 0.90 to trade at $1226.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 112.43, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 128.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 96.00.

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