© Reuters. Japan Stocks Fall at Close of Trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.66%
Investing.com – Japanese stocks were lower after Monday’s close as losses in the , and , sectors drove the stock lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the fell 2.66% to hit a new 1-month low.
The best performers of the session on the were KDDI Corp. (TYO:), which rose 0.58% or 25.00 points to trade at 4,305.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp. (TYO:) added 0.54% or 21.00 points to end at 3,888.00 and Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (TYO:) was up 0.46% or 4.00 points at 883.00 late in the session.
The worst performers of the session were Inpex Corp. (TYO:), which fell 9.87% or 149.00 points to trade at 1,360.00 at the close. Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (TYO:) fell 7.63% or 265.00 points to end at 3,210.00 and Fujikura Ltd. (TYO:) was down 7.36% or 70.00 points at 881.00.
Falling stocks outnumbered rising stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange from 3,235 to 425 and 152 unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 4.25% to 21.61.
Crude oil for November delivery fell 0.46% or 0.36 to $78.38 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for December delivery fell 0.55% or 0.47 to $84.56 a barrel, while December gold futures fell 0.21% or 3.50 to trade at $1,652.10 per troy ounce.
USD/JPY rose 0.29% to 143.74, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 139.17.
US dollar index futures rose 0.18% to 113.17.