Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.86%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.86%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Omron Cor (T:6645), which rose 7.53% or 430.0 points to trade at 6140.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) added 3.84% or 15.0 points to end at 406.0 and Olympus Corp. (T:7733) was up 3.43% or 56.5 points to 1701.5 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T:9531), which fell 5.34% or 140.0 points to trade at 2483.0 at the close. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6770) declined 4.28% or 42.0 points to end at 940.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:6857) was down 4.11% or 205.0 points to 4780.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2068 to 1509 and 189 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 42.02.

Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.18% or 0.03 to $16.53 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.42% or 0.09 to hit $21.42 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 5.45 to trade at $1750.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.07% to 107.66, while EUR/JPY fell 0.23% to 115.67.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 100.843.

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