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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%

Jun 02, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japanese stocks fell after the close of trading on Thursday as declines in the mining, energy, and precision instruments sectors drove stocks lower.

In Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.16% at the close.

The top performer on the Nikkei 225 was Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd., which rose 6.04% or 320.00 points to close at 5620.00. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi Motors Corp. gained 3.32% or 13.00 points to reach 404.00 points and Ricoh Co., Ltd. gained 2.77% or 31.00 points to reach 1149.00 points at the end of the session.

Fujitsu Ltd. was the worst performer, falling 4.44%, or 870.00 points, to close at 18,705.00 points.

Astellas Pharma Inc. fell 4.09% or 86.00 points to close at 2,017.00 points and Sony Corporation fell 3.19% or 395.00 points to close at 11,975.00 points.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2,100 to 1,401, and 251 stocks were unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of options on the Nikkei 225, fell 1.26% to 19.56, a new one-month high.

Crude oil for July delivery fell 1.91%, or $2.20, to $113.06 a barrel. In other trading hours, Brent crude oil for August fell 1.79% or $2.08 to $114.21 per barrel and gold futures for August rose 0.30% or $5.60 per troy ounce to $1,854.30 per troy ounce.

The USD/JPY pair fell 0.15% to 129.91, while the EUR/JPY pair rose 0.16% to 138.75.

US dollar index futures fell 0.21% to 102.32 points.

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