Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.30%
Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Paper&Pulp, Railway&Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.30%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:9983), which rose 2.42% or 1530.0 points to trade at 64840.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T:2002) added 2.41% or 61.0 points to end at 2589.0 and NTT Data Corp. (T:9613) was up 2.21% or 29.0 points to 1342.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Advantest Corp. (T:6857), which fell 4.66% or 134.0 points to trade at 2739.0 at the close. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:6976) declined 3.21% or 63.0 points to end at 1897.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) was down 3.18% or 10.0 points to 304.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2074 to 1378 and 254 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.15 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for July delivery was down 1.71% or 0.91 to $52.36 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.54% or 0.96 to hit $61.33 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.60% or 7.95 to trade at $1339.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 108.36, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 122.82.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 96.607.