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 Wednesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Transport 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 Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (TYO: 8802 ), which rose 5.08% or 94.50 points to trade at 1,955.50 at the close. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (TYO: 8801 ) added 3.40% or 91.50 points to end at 2,780.50 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4568 ) was up 3.12% or 105.00 points to 3,475.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unitika, Ltd. (TYO: 3103 ), which lost 7.98% or 19.00 points to trade at 219.00 in late trade. Dentsu Inc. (TYO: 4324 ) declined 6.39% or 285.00 points to end at 4,175.00 and Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (TYO: 6703 ) shed 5.77% or 44.00 points to 718.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2134 to 1365 and 287 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

 

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.93% to 23.90.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 1.17% or 1.28 to $111.05 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.10% or 1.22 to hit $111.91 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.44% or 8.20 to trade at $1,857.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.30% to 127.18, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 135.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 102.11.

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