Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.15%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.15%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411), which rose 1.74% or 22.0 points to trade at 1284.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T:5406) added 1.57% or 11.0 points to end at 710.0 and Konami Corp. (T:9766) was up 0.96% or 60.0 points to 6290.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nikon Corp. (T:7731), which fell 6.22% or 68.0 points to trade at 1026.0 at the close. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T:4151) declined 4.08% or 160.0 points to end at 3760.0 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7012) was down 3.87% or 91.0 points to 2261.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2838 to 707 and 206 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.87.

Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.89% or 1.38 to $71.75 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.62% or 1.21 to hit $73.55 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 8.00 to trade at $1833.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 109.78, while EUR/JPY fell 0.19% to 129.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 92.438.

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