Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.03%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.03%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T:3101), which rose 4.48% or 67.0 points to trade at 1561.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) added 3.66% or 41.0 points to end at 1160.0 and Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5214) was up 3.61% or 68.0 points to 1952.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:2502), which fell 2.60% or 95.0 points to trade at 3561.0 at the close. Takara Holdings Inc. (T:2531) declined 2.54% or 26.0 points to end at 996.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T:8804) was down 2.47% or 32.0 points to 1263.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1785 to 1647 and 257 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.99.

Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.12% or 0.05 to $43.40 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.32% or 0.15 to hit $46.44 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 1.00 to trade at $1924.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 106.28, while EUR/JPY fell 0.21% to 125.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 93.078.

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