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Japan stocks dive at close of trade

On Tuesday, Japanese stocks dived after the close, as losses in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Manufacturing as well as Textile sectors led stocks lower.

The Nikkei 225 sank 0.03%.

The best performers of the trading session on the Nikkei 225 were represented by Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Suzuki Motor Corp. and Unitika, Ltd. They soared respectively 4.07%, 3.47% and 2.74%.

As for the worst performers, we should mention the Japan Steel Works, Ltd., DOWA Holdings Co. and Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co. They descended respectively 12.01%, 7.13% and 6.86%.     

On the Tokyo Stock Exchange, dropping shares outnumbered advancing ones by 1652 to 1270, while 360 remained intact.

Meanwhile, stocks in Suzuki Motor Corp. ascended to 52-week peaks, up 3.47%. Shares in Unitika, Ltd. soared to 5-year peaks, earning 2.74%, while stocks in Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co. dipped to 52-week minimums, shedding 6.86%.

The currency pair USD/JPY sagged 0.08%, trading at 104.39, while EUR/JPY sank 0.03% to 115.30.

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