Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.06%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.06%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T:8028), which rose 7.06% or 152.0 points to trade at 2306.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T:6952) added 1.81% or 33.0 points to end at 1859.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T:4568) was up 1.51% or 126.0 points to 8459.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:7762), which fell 5.37% or 18.0 points to trade at 317.0 at the close. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T:8801) declined 5.08% or 91.5 points to end at 1710.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T:3289) was down 5.04% or 23.0 points to 433.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3014 to 547 and 132 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.32.

Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.67% or 0.66 to $38.96 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.42% or 0.60 to hit $41.75 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.11% or 2.00 to trade at $1805.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.32% to 106.84, while EUR/JPY fell 0.48% to 120.37.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 96.808.

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