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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.70%

Feb 07, 2022 02:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japanese stocks fell after the close on Monday as losses in the paper and pulp, rail and bus transport, and real estate sectors led stocks to lower.

The Nikkei 225 index lost 0.70% at the close of trading in Tokyo.

Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. was the best performer on the Nikkei 225, rising 7.12%, or 101.0 points, to close trading at 1,519.0 points. Meanwhile, Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. added 5.61%, or 350.0 points, to end at 6590.0 points and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. rose 5.24%, or 159.0 points, to close trading at 3193.0 points.

Olympus Corp. was the worst performer during the session, falling 12.22%, or 315.0 points, to trade at 2263.0 points at the close of trading. Denka Co., Ltd. dropped 9.69%, or 390.0 points, to close at 3635.0 points, and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. fell 9.11%, or 530.0 points, to close at 5290.0 points.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, declining stocks outnumbered advancing stocks by a ratio of 2,188 to 1,372, and 218 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of options on the Nikkei 225 index, was unchanged at 0% to 23.08 points.

Oil for March delivery fell 0.64%, or $0.59, to $91.72 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent crude for April delivery fell 0.18%, or 0.17%, to $93.10 per barrel, while the April gold futures contract rose 0.24%, or 4.35%, to trade at $1,812.15 per troy ounce.

The USD/JPY currency pair rose 0.06% to 115.26 points, while the EUR/JPY currency pair fell 0.08% to 131.75 points.

Futures on the US dollar index rose 0.05% to 95.532.

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