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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.46%

Published 2019/05/08, 09:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.46%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding, Transportation Equipment and Marine Transport sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.46% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T:5301), which rose 3.45% or 44.0 points to trade at 1318.0 at the close. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) added 2.32% or 7.0 points to end at 309.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) was up 1.60% or 25.0 points to 1589.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T:7272), which lost 13.37% or 301.0 points to trade at 1950.0 in late trade. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T:5706) declined 6.40% or 175.0 points to end at 2560.0 and Takara Holdings Inc. (T:2531) shed 5.40% or 70.0 points to 1227.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2827 to 711 and 175 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.67% to 16.76.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.54% or 0.33 to $61.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.21% or 0.15 to hit $70.03 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 1.85 to trade at $1287.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 110.14, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 123.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 97.252.

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