© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.84%

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

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.84%.

The best performers of the session on the were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:), which rose 3.11% or 156.0 points to trade at 5172.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Denso Corp. (T:) added 2.28% or 112.0 points to end at 5026.0 and Rakuten Inc (T:) was up 1.87% or 22.0 points to 1196.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Chiyoda Corp. (T:), which fell 6.83% or 25.0 points to trade at 341.0 at the close. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 4.64% or 150.0 points to end at 3085.0 and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:) was down 4.61% or 115.0 points to 2380.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2930 to 620 and 173 ended unchanged.

Shares in Rakuten Inc (T:) rose to 52-week highs; up 1.87% or 22.0 to 1196.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.73% to 14.82 a new 6-months low.

Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.27% or 0.17 to $63.59 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.34% or 0.24 to hit $71.38 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.55 to trade at $1276.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 111.90, while EUR/JPY fell 0.38% to 126.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 96.857.

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