Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.78%

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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.78% © Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.78%

Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 2.78%.

The best performers of the session on the were Chiba Bank Ltd (TYO:), which rose 0.92% or 7.00 points to trade at 765.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TYO:) added 0.83% or 43.00 points to end at 5,206.00 and Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was up 0.48% or 8.00 points to 1,686.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Omron Cor (TYO:), which fell 4.95% or 365.00 points to trade at 7,003.00 at the close. Ebara Corp. (TYO:) declined 4.61% or 250.00 points to end at 5,170.00 and Softbank Group Corp. (TYO:) was down 4.40% or 249.00 points to 5,405.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2909 to 665 and 199 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.44% to 18.30.

Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.87% or 0.76 to $86.55 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.99% or 0.92 to hit $92.25 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 7.25 to trade at $1,710.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.70% to 143.54, while EUR/JPY fell 0.57% to 143.26.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 109.39.

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