Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.07%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.07%
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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 lost 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ), which rose 2.17% or 81.0 points to trade at 3819.0 at the close. Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ) added 1.82% or 52.0 points to end at 2908.0 and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) was up 1.68% or 25.0 points to 1515.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ), which lost 3.74% or 52.0 points to trade at 1339.0 in late trade. Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) declined 3.41% or 95.0 points to end at 2695.0 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) shed 3.39% or 58.0 points to 1652.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2210 to 1278 and 182 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 28.90.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.10% or 0.04 to $40.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.35% or 0.15 to hit $42.78 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.19% or 3.35 to trade at $1785.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 106.62, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 120.50.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 96.735.

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