Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.07%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.07%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:7269), which rose 2.17% or 81.0 points to trade at 3819.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6504) added 1.82% or 52.0 points to end at 2908.0 and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506) was up 1.68% or 25.0 points to 1515.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T:8303), which fell 3.74% or 52.0 points to trade at 1339.0 at the close. Dentsu Inc. (T:4324) declined 3.41% or 95.0 points to end at 2695.0 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T:7012) was down 3.39% or 58.0 points to 1652.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2210 to 1278 and 182 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 28.90.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.05% or 0.02 to $40.39 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.30% or 0.13 to hit $42.76 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.19% or 3.45 to trade at $1785.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 106.63, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 120.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 96.743.

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