Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.31%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.31%
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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 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ), which rose 10.17% or 245.0 points to trade at 2655.0 at the close. Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T: 4507 ) added 5.37% or 390.0 points to end at 7654.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ) was up 4.30% or 3400.0 points to 82480.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which lost 11.63% or 800.0 points to trade at 6080.0 in late trade. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) declined 10.53% or 890.0 points to end at 7560.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) shed 9.53% or 890.0 points to 8450.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2103 to 1429 and 220 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.08% or 0.06 to $74.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $78.08 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.48% or 8.25 to trade at $1731.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 111.92, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 129.90.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 94.302.

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