Stock Markets 1 hour ago (Oct 07, 2022 03:35AM ET)
© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.71%
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 fell 0.71%.
The best performers of the session on the were Central Japan Railway Co. (TYO:), which rose 2.11% or 350.00 points to trade at 16,940.00 at the close. Meanwhile, East Japan Railway Co. (TYO:) added 1.89% or 142.00 points to end at 7,663.00 and West Japan Railway Co. (TYO:) was up 1.81% or 101.00 points to 5,671.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which fell 3.50% or 199.00 points to trade at 5,486.00 at the close. IHI Corp. (TYO:) declined 2.93% or 95.00 points to end at 3,145.00 and Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was down 2.87% or 95.00 points to 3,210.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2345 to 1116 and 291 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.47% to 22.88.
Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.34% or 0.30 to $88.75 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.37% or 0.35 to hit $94.77 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.65 to trade at $1,719.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 144.96, while EUR/JPY fell 0.03% to 142.05.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 112.11.