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

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

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735), which rose 4.89% or 215.0 points to trade at 4615.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Konica Minolta, Inc. (T:4902) added 3.87% or 15.0 points to end at 403.0 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:5233) was up 3.52% or 72.0 points to 2117.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Comsys Holdings Corp. (T:1721), which fell 4.17% or 121.0 points to trade at 2782.0 at the close. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) declined 3.88% or 535.0 points to end at 13260.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) was down 3.87% or 297.0 points to 7373.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2068 to 1550 and 165 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 37.58.

Crude oil for June delivery was down 5.75% or 1.44 to $23.59 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 2.64% or 0.74 to hit $27.34 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.46% or 7.80 to trade at $1691.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 107.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 117.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 100.007.

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