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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.29%


Apr 15, 2022 03:35AM ET


By: AnalysisWatch


Japan's stocks were lower after the close on Friday as losses in the financial and investment sectors, banking, and transportation led stocks lower.


At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was down 0.29%.


Among the best performers on the Nikkei 225 were Fast Retailing Co., Ltd., which rose 8.83% or 5,260.00 points to close at 64,810.00 points. Meanwhile, Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. gained 3.63%, or 110.00 points, to close at 3,140.00 points, while Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. gained 3.16%, or 72.00 points, to 2,347.00 points in late trading.


Tokyo Electron Ltd. was the worst performer, falling 4.99% or 2,830.00 points to close at 53,880.00 points in late trading. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. fell 4.74%, or 510.00 points, to close at 10,260.00 and Advantest Corp. fell 4.04%, or 350.00 points, to close at 8,320.00.


On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outweighed rising ones by 2548 to 971, and 227 ended unchanged.


The Nikkei Volatility Index, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 8.79% to 20.85.


Crude oil for delivery in May rose 2.17%, or $2.26, to $106.51 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodity trading, Brent crude for delivery in June fell 0.09%, or $0.10, to $111.23 a barrel, while June gold futures fell 0.61%, or $12.20, to settle at $1,972.50 a troy ounce.


The USD/JPY pair rose 0.48% to 126.47, while the EUR/JPY pair rose 0.30% to 136.69.


The US dollar index futures rose 0.39% to 100.30.

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