Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.30%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.30%
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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 0.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ), which rose 8.28% or 226.0 points to trade at 2954.0 at the close. CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) added 7.29% or 153.0 points to end at 2252.0 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) was up 5.51% or 121.0 points to 2318.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which lost 8.98% or 727.0 points to trade at 7373.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) declined 7.20% or 355.0 points to end at 4575.0 and Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) shed 7.07% or 71.0 points to 933.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2207 to 1305 and 241 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.66 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 1.07% or 0.83 to $76.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.92% or 0.74 to hit $79.54 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.24% or 4.40 to trade at $1865.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 114.08, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 129.23.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 95.740.

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