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Title : Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%

Sep 16, 2022 03:35AM ET


Japanese stocks declined after the close of trading on Friday as losses in the steel, warehousing, and shipbuilding sectors drove stocks lower.

At the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index was down 1.11 percent.

Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. was the best performer on the Nikkei 225 during the session, rising 4.25 percent or 108.00 points to close at 2,650.00.Meanwhile, Resona Holdings, Inc. added 3.57% or 19.00 points, reaching 551.40, and Shizuoka Bank, Ltd. rose 3.52% or 29.00 points, to 852.00 at the close of trading.

The worst performers of the session were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd., which fell 5.10% or 410.00 points to trade at 7,630.00 at the close. Nippon Express Co., Ltd. fell 4.99% or 380.00 points to 7,240.00 and Trend Micro Inc. fell 4.76% or 400.00 points to 8,010.00.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling stocks outnumbered rising stocks by 2,499 to 1,063, while 228 shares remained unchanged.

Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. shares reached a three-year high, rising 4.25 percent, or 108.00 points, to 2,650.00.

Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.47% to 20.18.

Oil for October delivery rose 0.38%, or $0.32, to $85.42 a barrel. Brent crude oil for November delivery rose 0.66% or $0.60 to $91.44 per barrel, while December gold futures fell 0.54% or 9.05 to $1,668.25 per troy ounce.

The USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 143.35 and the EUR/JPY was down 0.25% to 143.14.

U.S. dollar index futures rose 0.15% to 109.61.

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