Japan Stocks Decline at Close of Trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.49%

After the close on Tuesday, Japan stocks were lower as losses in the Manufacturing, Insurance and Transportation Equiptment sectors led shares to reduce.

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After the close on Tuesday, Japan stocks were lower as losses in the Manufacturing, Insurance and  Transportation Equiptment sectors led shares to reduce.

The Nikkei 225 declined 0.49% to hit a new 1-month low at the close in Tokyo.

The best players of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T:6770), which increase 2.00% or 55.0 points to trade at 2806.0 at the close.

In the meantime, Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:2502) added 1.99% or 73.0 points to end at 3750.0 and IHI Corp.(T:7013) increased 1.98% or 6.0 points to 308.5 in late trade.

The Volatility of  Nikkei, which gauges the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, increased 3.36% to 20.61.

The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:9503), which declines 4.94% or 64.5 points to trade at 1241.0 at the close, were the poorest performers of the session. Resona Holdings, Inc. (T:8308) dropped 3.72% or 22.6 points to end at 585.1 and DeNA Co Ltd (T:2432) declined 3.56% or 94.0 points to 2546.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered progressing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1610 to 1352 and 354 ended unaffected.

Commodities trading in other places,  delivery of Brent oil in March increased 0.60% or 0.33 to hit $55.56 a barrel, although the February Gold agreement drops 0.11% or 1.35 to trade at $1214. 25 a troy ounce.

Crude oil delivery in March surges 0.51% or 0.27 to $53.02 a barrel.

USD/JPY increased 0.43% to 113.19, whereas EUR/JPY increased 0.18% to 121.56.

On Additional News

On Tuesday, the greenback was trading close to seven week lows compared to the basket of other major currencies,  as worries over President Donald Trump’s protectionist economic policies continued to affect.

The U.S. dollar index, which gauges the dollar’s strong point against a trade-weighted basket of six major currencies, increased  0.2% at 100.16, after declining to 99.88 overnight, its bottom since December 8.

After the close on Tuesday, Indonesia stocks increase, as gains in the Infrastructure, Trade and Consumer Industry sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Jakarta, the IDX Composite Index increases 0.78%.

For United Arab Emirates, after the close on Tuesday, stocks were higher, as gains in the Banking, Servies and Transport sectors led shares higher.

At the close in Dubai, the DFM General added added 0.34%, while the ADX General   index increased 0.47%.

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