Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.70%

Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.70%

Investing.com  | Oct 22, 2020 08:35

Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.70%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Hino Motors, Ltd. (T:7205), which rose 4.99% or 38.0 points to trade at 800.0 at the close. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T:5707) added 3.23% or 65.0 points to end at 2078.0 and Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T:5703) was up 1.99% or 34.0 points to 1745.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ANA Holdings Inc (T:9202), which lost 4.08% or 98.5 points to trade at 2318.0 in late trade. Unitika, Ltd. (T:3103) declined 3.54% or 14.0 points to end at 381.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T:4519) shed 3.46% or 149.0 points to 4156.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2811 to 722 and 167 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.03.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.22% or 0.09 to $40.12 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.38% or 0.16 to hit $41.89 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 6.80 to trade at $1922.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 104.47, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 123.96.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 92.625.

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