Losses in the Textile, Construction, and Railway & Bus sectors contributed to a decline in Japan’s stock market following the closing on Friday.
At Tokyo’s market close, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.25 percent.
Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO:3382) had the strongest performance on the Nikkei 225 during the session, gaining 6.06%, or 351,00 points, to close the day at 6,142.00. Concordia Financial Group Ltd (TYO:7186) gained 6.01%, or 34.00 points, to close at $600, while Shizuoka Financial Group Inc (TYO:588) climbed 5.50%, or 59.00 points, to $1,131.00 in late-day trading.
Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (TYO:9983) was the poorest performer of the session, falling 7.95% or 6,350.00 points to close at 73,490.00. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TYO:5202) fell 4.96%, or 32.00 points, to close at 613.00, while Mazda Motor Corp (TYO:7261) fell 4.52%, or 45.00 points, to 950.00.
On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, falling equities outweighed advancing ones by 2,261 to 1,279, with 266 ending unchanged.
Seven & I Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO:3382) shares reached an all-time high, increasing by 6.06%, or 351,00, to 6,142.00. The price of Concordia Financial Group Ltd (TYO:7186) shares increased by 6.01%, or 34.00, to reach 600.00. The price of Shizuoka Financial Group Inc (TYO:5831) shares increased by 5.50%, or 59, to reach 1,131.00.
Nikkei Volatility, which measures implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, increased by 4.74 percent to 18.80.
The price per barrel of crude oil for February delivery increased by 0.05%, or $0.04, to $78.43. Brent oil for March delivery declined 0.06%, or $0.05, to $83.98 a barrel, whilst the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.03%, or $0.65, to trade at $1,894.45 per troy ounce.
USD/JPY lost 0.52 percent to 128.54, while EUR/JPY dropped 0.62 percent to 139.35.
At 101.96, US Dollar Index Futures were down 0.03%.