Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.19%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.19%
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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 lost 0.19%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ), which rose 4.58% or 4700.0 points to trade at 107350.0 at the close. DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) added 2.99% or 64.0 points to end at 2208.0 and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) was up 2.44% or 42.0 points to 1764.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ), which lost 6.28% or 58.0 points to trade at 866.0 in late trade. Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) declined 5.43% or 58.0 points to end at 1010.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) shed 5.26% or 490.0 points to 8820.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2758 to 821 and 173 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.63.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.64% or 0.39 to $61.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.73% or 0.47 to hit $64.81 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.33% or 5.90 to trade at $1778.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 105.87, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 127.50.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 90.950.

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