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Japan’s equities are lower at the end of trading, with the Nikkei 225 down 0.06%.

Japan’s stocks fell after the close on Thursday, followed by declines in the Retail, Pharmaceutical Industry, and Gas & Water sectors.

The Nikkei 225 closed down 0.06% in Tokyo.


Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TYO:5202) was the best performer on the Nikkei 225, rising 5.15% or 36.00 points to settle at 735.00 at the end. In late activity, Fujitsu Ltd. (TYO: 6702) rose 2.70% or 470.00 points to 17,900.00, while Panasonic Corp. (TYO: 6752) rose 2.33% or 27.50 points to 1,205.50.

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, declining companies outweighed rising ones by a margin of 1864 to 1693, with 270 remaining unchanged.

Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (TYO:5202) shares increased to 52-week highs, adding 5.15%, or 36.00, to $735.00. NTT Data Corp. (TYO:9613) shares dropped to 52-week lows, dropping 2.88%, or 54.00, to 1,818.00.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which gauges implied volatility for Nikkei 225 futures, fell 3.78% to 15.78.

Oil for April delivery fell 0.36%, or 0.28 cents, to $77.41 per barrel. Elsewhere in commodities dealing, Brent crude for delivery in May dropped 0.32% or 0.27 to reach $84.04 a barrel, while the April gold futures contract fell 0.42% or 7.75 to trade at $1,837.65 a troy ounce.


The USD/JPY pair gained 0.50% to 136.84, while the EUR/JPY pair gained 0.21% to 145.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures were 0.27% higher at 104.71.



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