At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.62%.
The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:4506), which rose 6.95% or 139.0 points to trade at 2140.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Rakuten Inc (T:4755) added 2.62% or 25.0 points to end at 981.0 and SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:9412) was up 2.16% or 10.0 points to 472.0 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Nippon Yusen K.K (T:9101), which fell 4.18% or 83.0 points to trade at 1905.0 at the close. T&D Holdings, Inc. (T:8795) declined 4.02% or 53.0 points to end at 1266.0 and JGC Corp. (T:1963) was down 3.71% or 63.0 points to 1633.0.
Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2168 to 1355 and 240 ended unchanged.
The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.49.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.04% or 0.02 to $55.33 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.18% or 0.11 to hit $60.80 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.20 to trade at $1474.10 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 108.52, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 120.14.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 97.790.Original Article