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 fell 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which rose 5.07% or 78.0 points to trade at 1617.0 at the close. Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T: 4507 ) added 4.65% or 316.0 points to end at 7106.0 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) was up 3.99% or 43.0 points to 1122.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DIC Corp (T: 4631 ), which lost 2.71% or 85.0 points to trade at 3050.0 in late trade. Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ) declined 2.48% or 125.0 points to end at 4908.0 and Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) shed 1.84% or 100.0 points to 5340.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1806 to 1685 and 265 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.19% or 0.13 to $67.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.17% or 0.12 to hit $70.29 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.81% or 14.70 to trade at $1793.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 109.79, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 128.90.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 93.010.

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