Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.12%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 2.12%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9501), which rose 4.13% or 14.0 points to trade at 353.0 at the close. Meanwhile, IHI Corp. (T:7013) added 3.76% or 103.0 points to end at 2843.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T:9107) was up 2.84% or 190.0 points to 6880.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Japan Post Holdings Co Ltd (T:6178), which fell 5.69% or 57.1 points to trade at 945.9 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T:6857) declined 5.64% or 610.0 points to end at 10210.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035) was down 5.27% or 2840.0 points to 51000.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2650 to 918 and 173 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 6.06% to 22.40.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.57% or 0.43 to $74.86 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.64% or 0.50 to hit $77.85 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.45 to trade at $1738.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.00% to 111.50, while EUR/JPY fell 0.24% to 129.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 93.940.

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