Japan’s indices close lower; Nikkei 225 down 0.11%

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Japan's indices close lower; Nikkei 225 down 0.11%

The Japan Stock Exchange closed lower on Monday; Sector setbacks textile, Chemical, Oil & Plasticand banking pushed indexes lower.

At the close of Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell by 0.11%.

The best value of the session in the Nikkei 225 was Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (TYO:5301), up 4.60%, 59.00 points to 1.00 at the close. It is followed by Kobe Steel, Ltd. (TYO:5406), which advanced 4.03%, 36.00 points, to close at 929.00, and SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (TYO:9412), which rose 3.92%, 20.00 points, to dismiss the session at 530.00.

At the bottom of the index ended Trend Micro Inc. (TYO:4704), which fell by 2.95%, or 190.00 points, to close at 6.00. Konami Corp. (TYO:9766), meanwhile, cut 2.91%, 180.00 points, and closed at 6.00, while Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (TYO:2802) fell 2.80%, 116.00 points, to 4.00.

The green numbers prevailed over the reds on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by a difference of 2233 versus 1375, and 240 closed flat.

The shares of Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (TYO:5301) rose to a 52-week high, scoring 4.60%, 59.00, to 1.00. The shares of Kobe Steel, Ltd. (TYO:5406) rose to a 3-year high, advancing 4.03%, 36.00, to 929.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 5.20% to 16.59.

Crude oil futures for April delivery fell 0.41%, 0.31, to $76.01 a barrel. As for other commodities, Brent oil futures for delivery in May fell 0.48%, 0.40, to stay at $82.42 a barrel, while gold futures for delivery in April fell 0.07%, 1.25, to $1.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY fell 0.15% to 136.26, while EUR/JPY was down 0.14% at 143.71.

The dollar index rose 0.01% to 105.17.

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