Nikkei 225 Falls 1.59 Percent At The End of Trading

The Japanese stock market closed lower on Friday due to losses in the Banking, Insurance, and Power sectors.

As a result of losses in the Banking, Insurance, and Power sectors, Japan’s stock market closed Friday down.

At Tokyo’s close, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.59 percent.

CyberAgent Inc (TYO:4751) had the greatest performance on the Nikkei 225 during the day, gaining 3.95% or 49 points to close at 1,288.00. In late trading, Kao Corp. (TYO:4452) gained 1.94% or 106.00 points to close at 5,565.00, while Shiseido Co., Ltd. (TYO:4911) gained 1.16% or 70.00 points to 6,104.00.

Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:7211) was the poorest performance of the day, falling 5.91% or 37.00 points to end at 589.00. NTN Corp. (TYO:6472) down 5.61 percent or 16 points to close at $269.00, while JGC Corp. (TYO:1963) fell 4.27 percent or 81 points to $1,815.00.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, declining equities outweighed rising ones by 2,886 to 718, with 212 ending unchanged.

Nikkei Volatility, a measure of the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, decreased by 0.48% to 18.84.

The price per barrel of crude oil for January delivery decreased by 0.08%, or $0.08, to $81.14 per barrel. Brent oil for February delivery increased 0.13 percent, or $0.11, to $86.99 per barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract dipped 0.05 percent, or $0.95, to $1,814.25 per troy ounce.

USD/JPY decreased 0.40 percent to 134.73, while EUR/JPY declined 0.34 percent to 141.88.

At 104.57, US Dollar Index Futures were down 0.12%.

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