Japan’s indices close lower; Nikkei 225 down 1.45%

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The Japan Stock Exchange closed lower on Wednesday; Sector setbacks Chemical, Oil & Plastic, Transport equipmentand mining pushed indexes lower.

At the close of Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.45%, to reach a new 6-month low.

The best value of the session in the Nikkei 225 was Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TYO:5202), up 4.59%, or 26.00 points, to 593.00 at the close. It is followed by Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (TYO):8306), which advanced 4.18%, 37.20 points, to close at 926.20, and T&D Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8795), which rose 3.36%, 64.00 points, to dismiss the session at 1.00.

At the bottom of the index ended Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:9107), which fell by 7.21%, or 201.00 points, to close at 2.00. Nippon Yusen K.K (TYO:9101), meanwhile, cut 6.51%, 202.50 points, and closed at 2.00, while Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (TYO:9104) fell 6.23%, 205.00 points, to 3.00.

The red numbers prevailed over the greens on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by a difference of 2786 versus 847, and 188 closed flat.

Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (TYO) Stock:8306) rose to its peak, advancing 4.18%, 37.20, to 926.20. The shares of T&D Holdings, Inc. (TYO:8795) rose to a 3-year high, scoring 3.36%, 64.00, to 1.00.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the volatility of Nikkei 225 options, fell 0.70% to 19.92.

Crude oil futures for February delivery fell 2.00%, 1.54, to $75.39 a barrel. As for the other commodities, Brent oil futures for delivery in March fell by 2.12%, 1.74, to stay at $ 80.36 a barrel, while gold futures for delivery in February rose 1.12%, 20.65, to $ 1.00 a troy ounce.

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USD/JPY fell 0.44% to 130.43, while EUR/JPY advanced 0.21% to 138.51.

The dollar index fell 0.53% to 103.76.

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