Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.03%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.03%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ), which rose 4.48% or 67.0 points to trade at 1561.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 3.66% or 41.0 points to end at 1160.0 and Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ) was up 3.61% or 68.0 points to 1952.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ), which lost 2.60% or 95.0 points to trade at 3561.0 in late trade. Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ) declined 2.54% or 26.0 points to end at 996.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) shed 2.47% or 32.0 points to 1263.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1785 to 1647 and 257 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.99.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.12% or 0.05 to $43.40 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.30% or 0.14 to hit $46.43 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.90 to trade at $1924.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 106.28, while EUR/JPY fell 0.19% to 125.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 93.075.

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