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Japan’s Nikkei 225 Closes Slightly Lower by 0.10%

On Monday, Japan’s stock market concluded the trading session with slight losses, primarily driven by declines in the Transport, Marine Transport, and Warehousing sectors.

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At the close of trading in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 index dipped by 0.10%.

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Among the top performers on the Nikkei 225 were Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9503), which saw a gain of 4.98% or 119.00 points, closing at 2,510.00. Additionally, Sumitomo Corp. (TYO:8053) rose by 4.37% or 180.00 points to reach 4,300.00, while J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (TYO:3086) climbed by 3.68% or 50.50 points, ending at 1,422.50.

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However, the session witnessed declines, with Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (TYO:4506) experiencing a notable drop of 6.75% or 27.00 points, closing at 373.00. CyberAgent Inc (TYO:4751) fell by 4.09% or 40.20 points to reach 942.20, and Mazda Motor Corp (TYO:7261) declined by 3.24% or 58.00 points, settling at 1,730.00.

The market breadth remained neutral, with falling stocks equalling advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (TYO:9503) saw its shares rise to a 5-year high, while Sumitomo Corp. (TYO:8053) reached an all-time high during the session.

The Nikkei Volatility Index, which gauges the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, decreased by 3.63% to 19.91.

In commodities trading, crude oil for June delivery increased by 0.67% or 0.52 to $78.63 a barrel. Brent oil for delivery in July rose by 0.61% or 0.51 to hit $83.47 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract climbed by 0.58% or 13.50 to trade at $2,322.10 a troy ounce.

The currency market saw the USD/JPY pair rise by 0.55% to 153.82, while the EUR/JPY pair increased by 0.51% to 165.51.

The US Dollar Index Futures edged up by 0.12% to 105.04.

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