Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.58%

Financial Eye – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Thursday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the lost 0.58% to hit a new 1-month low.

The best performers of the session on the were Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO:), which rose 3.04% or 18.00 points to trade at 610.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TYO:) added 2.09% or 107.00 points to end at 5,221.00 and IHI Corp. (TYO:) was up 1.90% or 65.00 points to 3,490.00 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO:), which fell 2.92% or 220.00 points to trade at 7,320.00 at the close. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (TYO:) declined 2.78% or 66.00 points to end at 2,310.00 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (TYO:) was down 2.55% or 110.00 points to 4,205.00.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1969 to 1484 and 339 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 6.21% to 22.57.

Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.68% or 0.56 to $83.50 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.62% or 0.56 to hit $90.39 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.44% or 7.40 to trade at $1,668.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 1.21% to 145.79, while EUR/JPY rose 1.38% to 143.59.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.88% at 111.32.