© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.49%

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 fell 0.49%.

The best performers of the session on the were The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:), which rose 3.22% or 39.5 points to trade at 1266.0 at the close. Meanwhile, KDDI Corp. (T:) added 2.99% or 85.0 points to end at 2924.5 and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T:) was up 2.69% or 45.0 points to 1717.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T:), which fell 5.43% or 250.0 points to trade at 4350.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T:) declined 4.76% or 52.0 points to end at 1041.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T:) was down 4.22% or 175.0 points to 3975.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1766 to 1684 and 261 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.91.

Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.75% or 0.40 to $54.02 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.27% or 0.16 to hit $59.05 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.95 to trade at $1488.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 107.61, while EUR/JPY fell 0.17% to 117.56.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 98.863.

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2019-10-02