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 Thursday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 6302 ), which rose 3.92% or 120.0 points to trade at 3180.0 at the close. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) added 2.51% or 18.0 points to end at 735.0 and MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (T: 8725 ) was up 2.21% or 71.0 points to 3279.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsubishi Electric Corp (T: 6503 ), which lost 6.05% or 97.5 points to trade at 1515.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) declined 4.63% or 185.0 points to end at 3810.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) shed 3.93% or 210.0 points to 5130.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2236 to 1237 and 280 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.00 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.72% or 0.53 to $74.00 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.64% or 0.48 to hit $75.10 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.25% or 4.40 to trade at $1776.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 111.25, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 131.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 92.410.

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