At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.48%.
The best performers of the session on the were Tokyu Fudosan (T:3289), which rose 2.43% or 17.0 points to trade at 717.0 at the close. Meanwhile, The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:9503) added 2.29% or 28.0 points to end at 1253.0 and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T:9502) was up 2.09% or 31.5 points to 1537.5 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T:7735), which fell 4.44% or 330.0 points to trade at 7100.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T:6857) declined 3.88% or 210.0 points to end at 5200.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T:8035) was down 3.44% or 775.0 points to 21735.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1862 to 1614 and 282 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.07.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.11% or 0.06 to $56.95 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.16% or 0.10 to hit $62.30 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.21% or 3.05 to trade at $1471.15 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 108.58, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 120.22.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.820.Original Article