Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.30%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 2.30%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:2269), which rose 1.79% or 150.0 points to trade at 8530.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T:5232) added 0.53% or 20.0 points to end at 3805.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) was up 0.43% or 10.0 points to 2342.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:9412), which fell 7.78% or 33.0 points to trade at 391.0 at the close. Canon Inc (T:7751) declined 6.38% or 144.5 points to end at 2119.5 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5202) was down 6.25% or 24.0 points to 360.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2745 to 830 and 120 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 28.53.

Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.69% or 0.65 to $37.84 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.47% or 0.60 to hit $40.33 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.11% or 2.00 to trade at $1782.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 107.19, while EUR/JPY rose 0.22% to 120.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 97.273.

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