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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.88%

Aug 09, 2022 03:35AM ET

By: AnalysisWatch

Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Insurance, Services and Precision Instruments sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.88%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:4704), which rose 13.49% or 1,020.00 points to trade at 8,580.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (TYO:7003) added 9.21% or 36.00 points to end at 427.00 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (TYO:4021) was up 7.03% or 470.00 points to 7,160.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Japan Steel Works Ltd (TYO:5631), which fell 9.17% or 289.00 points to trade at 2,861.00 at the close. Tokyo Electron Ltd. (TYO:8035) declined 8.25% or 4,100.00 points to end at 45,600.00 and Softbank Group Corp. (TYO:9984) was down 7.02% or 400.00 points to 5,295.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2177 to 1331 and 264 ended unchanged.

Shares in Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:4704) rose to 5-year highs; up 13.49% or 1,020.00 to 8,580.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 10.02% to 18.31 a new 6-months low.

Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.80% or 0.73 to $90.03 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.71% or 0.69 to hit $95.96 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 3.85 to trade at $1,801.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 134.96, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 137.79.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 106.18

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