Japan stocks dip as trade closes
Japan stocks saw a decrease after the close on Friday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors took the shares in a downward curve.
Nikkei 225 plummeted 0.98% at the close in Tokyo.
The Japanese index’s top performers of the session were Chiyoda Corp., which flew 7.09% or 31.0 points to trade at 468.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Nippon Yusen K.K gained 3.49% or 180.0 points to end at 5340.0 as Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. jumped 3.03% or 105.0 points to 3565.0 in late trade.
The session’s worst performers were Eisai Co., Ltd., which dropped 12.96% or 1363.0 points to trade at 9150 at the close. Hitachi Zosen Corp. fell 4.83% or 40.0 points to end at 788.0 while Z Holdings Corp sank dipped 2.78% or 16.4 points to 574.4.
Rising stocks exceeded the number of declining stocks by 1768 to 1674 and 305 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of the index’s options, remained 0% to 17.87.
In other commodities, crude oil for August inched down 0.27% or 0.19 to $71.46 a barrel while Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.23% or 0.17 to hit $73.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, the August gold futures contract sank 0.35% or 6.35 to trade at $1,822.65 a troy ounce.