Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Power and Precision Instruments sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (TYO: 6976 ), which rose 6.04% or 320.00 points to trade at 5,620.00 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO: 7211 ) added 3.32% or 13.00 points to end at 404.00 and Ricoh Co., Ltd. (TYO: 7752 ) was up 2.77% or 31.00 points to 1,149.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fujitsu Ltd. (TYO: 6702 ), which lost 4.44% or 870.00 points to trade at 18,705.00 in late trade. Astellas Pharma Inc. (TYO: 4503 ) declined 4.09% or 86.00 points to end at 2,017.00 and Sony Corp (TYO: 6758 ) shed 3.19% or 395.00 points to 11,975.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2100 to 1401 and 251 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.26% to 19.56 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 1.88% or 2.17 to $113.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.77% or 2.06 to hit $114.23 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 5.65 to trade at $1,854.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.15% to 129.91, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 138.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 102.32.

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