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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.37%

Aug 31, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japanese stocks fell after the close on Wednesday, with losses in the banking, fishing, and gas and water sectors leading stocks lower.

The Nikkei 225 closed down 0.37 percent at the Tokyo bourse.

The best performer during the session was the Nikkei 225 index, Keisei Electric Railway Co. Ltd., which rose 3.72% or 140.00 points and was trading at 3,900.00 points at the close.

Meanwhile, Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. added 2.99% or 32.00 points to close at 1,102.00 points and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. rose 2.95% or 16.00 points to close at 559.00 points.

The worst performers during the session were Inpex Corp., which dropped 3.55% or 59.00 points to trade at 1,604.00 points at the close. Eneos Holdings, Inc. fell 3.09% or 16.70 points to 523.60 points and Unitika, Ltd. dropped 2.99% or 8.00 points to 260.00 points.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, declining shares outnumbered advancing ones by 2,130 to 1,367, and 280 ended unchanged.

Shares of Keisei Electric Railway Company, Ltd. rose to a 52-week high, rising 3.72 percent, or 140.00 points, to 3,900.00 points. Shares of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. rose to a 3-year high, rising 2.95%, or 16.00, to 559.00.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which measures implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 6.26 percent to 20.08.

Crude oil for October delivery increased 0.19 percent, or $0.17 per barrel, to $91.81 per barrel. Brent crude for November delivery rose 0.19 percent, or $0.19, to $98.03 per barrel, while the December gold futures contract fell 0.16 percent, or $2.75, to $1,733.55 per ounce.

The AUD/JPY fell 0.19% to 138.52, while the EUR/JPY fell 0.22% to 138.66.

Futures on the US dollar index rose 0.03% to 108.78.

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