© Reuters. The Japanese stock market closed lower; the Nikkei 225 index fell 1.58%
Investing.com-The Japanese stock market fell on Wednesday, and the decline in the stock market led the stock index lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the index fell 1.58%.
The stock that performed best on the disk was Japan Steel Industry Co., Ltd. (T:), which rose 5.87% (200.0 points) and closed at 3610.0. at the same time, Mitsubishi Motors Corporation (T:) rose 5.06% or 20.0 points to close at 415.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T:) rose 4.38% or 26.9 points to 641.4 in late trading.
The worst performing stock on the disk was Z Holdings Corp (T:), which fell 4.55% (38.0 points) to close at 797.0. Recruitment holding Co Ltd (T:) fell 4.32% or 327.0 points to close at 7242.0 and Advantest Company (T:) fell 4.08% or 430.0 points to 10100.0.
The number of falling stocks on the Tokyo Stock Exchange exceeded the number of rising stocks from 2519 to 1019, while 231 remained unchanged.
Japan Steel Works Ltd (T:) stock price rose to a 3-year high; it rose 5.87% or 200.0 to 3610.0. Mitsubishi Motors’ (T:) share price rose to a 52-week high; it rose 5.06% or 20.0 to 415.0.
Measuring the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, 0% remains unchanged at 18.68.
Crude oil for delivery in January rose 0.18%, or US$0.14, to US$78.64 per barrel. In other aspects of commodity trading, Brent crude oil for January delivery rose 0.10% or $0.08 to $82.39 per barrel, while the December gold futures contract rose 0.50% or $8.95 to $1,792.75 per troy ounce.
The dollar/yen fell 0.19% to 114.90, while the euro/yen fell 0.18% to 129.23.
The dollar index futures fell 0.00% to 96.493.
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