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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.31%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Retail and Power

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Retail and Power sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.31%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T:7186), which unchanged 0.00% or 0.0 points to trade at 422.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T:4061) unchanged 0.00% or 0.0 points to end at 3110.0 and DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:5714) was unchanged 0.00% or 0.0 points to 3300.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T:7186), which unchanged 0.00% or 0.0 points to trade at 422.0 at the close. Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T:4061) unchanged 0.00% or 0.0 points to end at 3110.0 and DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:5714) was 0.00% or 0.0 points to 3300.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 0 to 0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 6.58% to 29.32.

Crude oil for February delivery was down 1.87% or 0.87 to $45.67 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 1.24% or 0.68 to hit $54.23 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.54% or 6.90 to trade at $1291.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.87% to 107.92, while EUR/JPY fell 0.59% to 122.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.27% at 96.162.