Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.67%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.67% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T:3099), which rose 4.14% or 23.0 points to trade at 579.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Rakuten Inc (T:4755) added 3.89% or 44.0 points to end at 1176.0 and Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T:8233) was up 3.49% or 29.0 points to 860.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (T:5711), which fell 5.60% or 116.0 points to trade at 1954.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) declined 5.11% or 165.0 points to end at 3064.0 and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T:5706) was down 4.75% or 121.0 points to 2424.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2736 to 800 and 140 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.70.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 2.30% or 0.89 to $37.83 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 2.39% or 0.98 to hit $39.95 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.03% or 0.60 to trade at $1916.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.29% to 105.19, while EUR/JPY fell 0.45% to 123.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 93.775.

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