Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.07%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.07%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T:6479), which rose 3.16% or 90.0 points to trade at 2939.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) added 2.37% or 102.0 points to end at 4402.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735) was up 2.04% or 220.0 points to 10980.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T:4523), which fell 5.00% or 575.0 points to trade at 10925.0 at the close. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T:3086) declined 3.62% or 37.0 points to end at 985.0 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:5233) was down 2.91% or 73.0 points to 2437.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2069 to 1406 and 267 ended unchanged.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.52.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.41% or 0.30 to $73.28 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.13% or 0.10 to hit $74.38 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.36% or 6.40 to trade at $1757.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 110.51, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 131.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 92.097.