Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.75%

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At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.75%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035), which rose 4.90% or 1295.0 points to trade at 27735.0 at the close. Meanwhile, SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:9412) added 2.25% or 9.0 points to end at 409.0 and Advantest Corp. (T:6857) was up 1.96% or 120.0 points to 6240.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T:7269), which fell 4.51% or 165.0 points to trade at 3492.0 at the close. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506) declined 4.03% or 60.0 points to end at 1430.0 and Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (T:7911) was down 3.95% or 71.0 points to 1726.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2818 to 719 and 142 ended unchanged.

Shares in Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035) rose to all time highs; gaining 4.90% or 1295.0 to 27735.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 32.42.

Crude oil for August delivery was up 2.65% or 1.04 to $40.31 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 2.57% or 1.06 to hit $42.33 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 5.75 to trade at $1806.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.25% to 107.64, while EUR/JPY fell 0.29% to 120.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 97.347.

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