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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.23% By Investing.com

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Published Jan 01, 2024 06:30

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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic, Mining and Retail sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Rakuten Inc (TYO:4755), which rose 7.53% or 44.00 points to trade at 628.00 at the close. CyberAgent Inc (TYO:4751) added 3.33% or 28.50 points to end at 885.10 and DIC Corp (TYO:4631) was up 2.88% or 77.50 points to 2,771.50 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (TYO:5019), which lost 2.33% or 18.30 points to trade at 767.50 in late trade. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (TYO:5541) declined 2.02% or 25.00 points to end at 1,214.00 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (TYO:7003) shed 1.81% or 13.00 points to 706.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 0 to 0 on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 2.11% to 17.46.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.61% or 0.44 to $71.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.10% or 0.08 to hit $77.07 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.56% or 11.70 to trade at $2,071.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was unchanged 0.00% to 141.04, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 155.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.15% at 101.06.

Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.23%

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