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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.77%

Jul 25, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan stocks were lower after the close on Monday, as losses in the Power, Gas & Water and Transport sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.77%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyu Corp, which rose 2.67% or 42.00 points to trade at 1,617.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd added 2.47% or 170.00 points to end at 7,040.00 and Tobu Railway Co., Ltd was up 2.46% or 75.00 points to 3,120.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Yaskawa Electric Corp, which fell 4.06% or 185.00 points to trade at 4,375.00 at the close. Eisai Co., Ltddeclined 3.74% or 237.00 points to end at 6,107.00 and Fanuc Corp. was down 3.09% or 695.00 points to 21,825.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2039 to 1488 and 281 ended unchanged

Shares in Tobu Railway Co., Ltd rose to 52-week highs; up 2.46% or 75.00 to 3,120.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.14% to 20.08 a new 1-month low.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.87% or 0.82 to $93.88 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.82% or 0.81 to hit $97.57 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.75 to trade at $1,725.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 136.34, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 139.13.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 106.55.

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