Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.14%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.14%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ), which rose 6.39% or 171.0 points to trade at 2846.0 at the close. Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) added 4.40% or 76.0 points to end at 1805.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ) was up 2.33% or 1380.0 points to 60560.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ), which lost 9.38% or 51.0 points to trade at 493.0 in late trade. Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) declined 8.94% or 305.0 points to end at 3105.0 and Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7911 ) shed 7.42% or 164.0 points to 2045.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2009 to 1563 and 206 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.31.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.12% or 0.06 to $51.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.11% or 0.06 to hit $55.73 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 4.05 to trade at $1575.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.21% to 109.85, while EUR/JPY fell 0.17% to 119.47.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 98.852.

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