Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.26%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.26%
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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 declined 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ), which rose 5.45% or 186.0 points to trade at 3597.0 at the close. Nomura Holdings Inc (T: 8604 ) added 4.50% or 21.6 points to end at 501.4 and Tosoh Corp. (T: 4042 ) was up 2.41% or 35.0 points to 1488.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ), which lost 10.18% or 57.0 points to trade at 503.0 in late trade. Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9007 ) declined 8.44% or 214.0 points to end at 2323.0 and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9531 ) shed 7.85% or 192.0 points to 2253.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2182 to 1311 and 177 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.70.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.11% or 0.46 to $40.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.88% or 0.39 to hit $43.70 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.65% or 12.70 to trade at $1940.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 105.05, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 123.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 93.502.

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