Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.15%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.15%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Omron Cor (T:6645), which rose 2.29% or 170.0 points to trade at 7600.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T:2002) added 2.03% or 32.0 points to end at 1606.0 and Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984) was up 1.41% or 94.0 points to 6739.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Canon Inc (T:7751), which fell 13.46% or 279.5 points to trade at 1797.5 at the close. Konica Minolta, Inc. (T:4902) declined 10.80% or 39.0 points to end at 322.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:7201) was down 10.39% or 42.7 points to 368.1.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2895 to 651 and 132 ended unchanged.

Shares in Omron Cor (T:6645) rose to 52-week highs; gaining 2.29% or 170.0 to 7600.0. Shares in Canon Inc (T:7751) fell to 5-year lows; losing 13.46% or 279.5 to 1797.5. Shares in Konica Minolta, Inc. (T:4902) fell to 5-year lows; falling 10.80% or 39.0 to 322.0. Shares in Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984) rose to 3-years highs; rising 1.41% or 94.0 to 6739.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.70.

Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.46% or 0.19 to $41.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.53% or 0.23 to hit $43.84 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.63% or 12.30 to trade at $1956.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 104.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 123.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 93.502.