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Title: Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.06%


Feb 03, 2022 02:35AM ET


By: AnalysisWatch


Japan's stocks were lower after the close on Thursday as losses in the pulp and paper, railways and buses, and real estate sectors led shares lower.


At the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 was down 1.06%.


The best performers on the Nikkei 225 were shares of Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc., which rose 5.97%, or 20.0 points, to close at 355.0. In late trading, Toyota Tsusho Corp. gained 5.29%, or 250.0 points, to close at 4975.0 points, while Chiyoda Corp. gained 5.18%, or 17.0 points, to close at 345.0 points in late trading.


Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. was the worst performer, falling 13.61%, or 980.0 points, to close at 622.0 points in late trade. NH Foods Ltd fell 8.75% or 390.0 points to close at 4065.0 points and Casio Computer Co Ltd fell 7.28% or 109.0 points to 1389.0 points.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outweighed rising ones by 2416 to 1133, and 219 ended unchanged.


Shares of Casio Computer Co., Ltd. fell to a 52-week low, dropping 7.28%, or 109.0 to 1389.0.


Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged at 0% to 21.82.


Crude oil for delivery in March fell 0.33%, or $0.29, to $87.97 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodity trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.22%, or $0.20, to $89.27 a barrel, while the April gold futures contract fell 0.35%, or $6.25, to settle at $1804.05 a troy ounce.


The USD/JPY rose 0.13% to 114.58, while the EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 130.38.

96.105. US dollar index futures rose 0.18% to 96.105.

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