Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.32%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.32%
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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 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ), which rose 8.55% or 87.0 points to trade at 1104.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) added 5.42% or 18.0 points to end at 350.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) was up 3.91% or 200.0 points to 5320.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which lost 6.13% or 370.0 points to trade at 5670.0 in late trade. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) declined 3.74% or 260.0 points to end at 6700.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) shed 3.62% or 190.0 points to 5060.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2447 to 1063 and 227 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.19.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.17% or 0.14 to $80.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.13% or 0.11 to hit $83.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.28% or 4.95 to trade at $1764.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 113.57, while EUR/JPY rose 0.19% to 131.20.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 94.370.

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