© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.89%
Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Friday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the lost 1.89%.
The best performers of the session on the were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:), which rose 7.88% or 124.0 points to trade at 1697.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T:) added 3.34% or 68.5 points to end at 2118.5 and Tokyu Fudosan (T:) was up 2.96% or 17.0 points to 591.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:), which fell 8.40% or 128.0 points to trade at 1396.0 at the close. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:) declined 8.03% or 35.0 points to end at 401.0 and Canon Inc (T:) was down 7.35% or 182.0 points to 2294.5.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2903 to 690 and 146 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.31.
Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.61% or 0.32 to $52.02 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.22% or 0.12 to hit $54.98 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.30% or 5.60 to trade at $1846.80 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.32% to 104.55, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 126.50.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 90.727.
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