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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.69%

Stock MarketsFeb 17, 2020 02:35
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.69%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T:5101), which rose 4.77% or 91.0 points to trade at 1998.0 at the close. Unitika, Ltd. (T:3103) added 3.31% or 12.0 points to end at 374.0 and Rakuten Inc (T:4755) was up 2.76% or 25.0 points to 930.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:2503), which lost 7.70% or 195.0 points to trade at 2337.0 in late trade. Kubota Corp. (T:6326) declined 4.89% or 84.0 points to end at 1632.5 and Sapporo Holdings Ltd. (T:2501) shed 4.66% or 125.0 points to 2559.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3039 to 627 and 130 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.47.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.17% or 0.09 to $52.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.09% or 0.05 to hit $57.37 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.55 to trade at $1584.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 109.86, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 119.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 99.037.

Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.69%
 

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