Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.79%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the fell 0.79% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the were SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:), which rose 7.30% or 34.0 points to trade at 500.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Canon Inc (T:) added 3.58% or 97.5 points to end at 2821.5 and Kubota Corp. (T:) was up 1.40% or 21.5 points to 1554.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Chiyoda Corp. (T:), which fell 5.42% or 20.0 points to trade at 349.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 3.87% or 281.0 points to end at 6989.0 and Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) was down 3.68% or 21.0 points to 549.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2685 to 938 and 163 ended unchanged.

Shares in SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:) rose to 52-week highs; rising 7.30% or 34.0 to 500.0. Shares in Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T:) fell to 52-week lows; falling 3.68% or 21.0 to 549.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 24.42 a new 52-week high.

Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.42% or 0.21 to $49.69 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.66% or 0.36 to hit $53.90 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.12% or 2.05 to trade at $1647.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 110.39, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 119.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 99.028.

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