Japan: equity markets finish lower; the Nikkei 225 declined 0.62%

Japan: equity markets finished the session lower on Thursday; the downturn in the sectors of Bus and rail, maritime Transport, and Transport contributed to this decline.

The best performance of the session for the Nikkei 225 index is to be put to the credit of the title Maruha Nichiro Corp (T:1333) increase of 3.82% 130,0 points for a closing price of 3.535,0. In the second position, we find Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:2502) which won 2,62% 127,0 points for a close at 4.980,0. The title of Kirin Holdings Co. Ltd. (T:2503) completes the top three with a growth of 2.51% 57,0 points for the end of the session to 2.330,5.

TDK Corp (T:6762) sign the worst performance of the session, losing 6,52% 520,0 points for a closing price of 7.450,0. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co. Ltd. (T:7735) abandons 5,68% 245,0 points and ends at 4.065,0. For its part, Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984) loose 5,35% 570,0 points for a closing price of 10.085,0.

The titles in the drop exceeded the number of titles rising to the Tokyo stock Exchange by 2164 values to 1313, and 236 stable.

The securities Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co. Ltd. (T:7735) declined and reached a low of 3 years, after having abandoned 5,68% 245,0 points for a course of 4.065,0.

The Nikkei Volatility index, which measures the implied volatility of options of the Nikkei 225 index, increased from 1.05% up to 18.37.

On the other hand, crude oil for delivery in July lost 0,67% or 0.41 points at $61,01 the barrel. Regarding other commodities, Brent crude for delivery in July declined by 0,79% 0,56 points for a $70,43 per barrel, while gold for delivery in June gained 0.01% in either 0.15 points for a course of $1.274,35 per troy ounce.

The USD/JPY pair recorded a decline of 0.12% to 110,20, while the pair EUR/JPY fell 0.22% to 122,78.

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