Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.29%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.29%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.29%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 3.48% or 200.0 points to trade at 5950.0 at the close. Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T: 6367 ) added 2.35% or 455.0 points to end at 19830.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) was up 2.33% or 17.0 points to 746.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which lost 6.95% or 26.0 points to trade at 348.0 in late trade. Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) declined 6.48% or 39.0 points to end at 563.0 and Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) shed 5.73% or 780.0 points to 12840.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2393 to 1096 and 193 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.19.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 2.91% or 1.15 to $38.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 2.38% or 0.99 to hit $40.62 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 3.15 to trade at $1908.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.21% to 104.19, while EUR/JPY fell 0.39% to 122.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 93.112.

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