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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.24%

Jul 26, 2022 03:35AM ET


Japanese stocks were lower after Tuesday's close as losses in the mining, steel, and power and machinery sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was down 0.24%.

The session's top performers on the Nikkei 225 were JGC Corp (TYO:1963), which rose 4.69% or 76.00 points to trade at 1,698.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Fujikura Ltd (TYO:5803) added 3.43%, or 27.00 points, to end at 814.00 and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (TYO:6305) rose 3.40%, or 99.00 points, to trade at 3,015.00 in late trading.

The worst performers of the session were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:9107), which fell 3.25% or 320.00 points to trade at 9,520.00 at the close. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co. (TYO:4519) was down 3.00% or 111.00 points to end at 3,595.00 and Terumo Corp. (TYO:4543) was down 2.40% or 108.00 points to 4,392.00.

Rising stocks outnumbered decliners on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2077 to 1399, with 310 ending unchanged.

Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, rose 3.69% to 20.82.

Crude oil for September delivery rose 1.94%, or 1.88, to $98.58 a barrel. In commodities, Brent crude oil for October delivery was up 1.94% or 1.94 to $102.13 a barrel, while the August gold futures contract was up 0.31% or 5.35 to trade at $1,724.45 a troy ounce.

AUD/JPY was down 0.00% to 136.65, while EUR/JPY was up 0.09% to 139.80.

The dollar index futures fell 0.08% to 106.27.

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