Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.35%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.35%
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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 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ), which rose 5.62% or 212.0 points to trade at 3982.0 at the close. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) added 3.72% or 66.0 points to end at 1842.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) was up 3.14% or 22.0 points to 723.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which lost 4.97% or 22.0 points to trade at 421.0 in late trade. Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) declined 3.99% or 18.0 points to end at 433.0 and Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) shed 3.95% or 33.0 points to 802.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2157 to 1324 and 198 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.97.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.12% or 0.05 to $43.34 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.04% or 0.02 to hit $46.18 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.14% or 2.80 to trade at $1949.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 106.01, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 125.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 92.942.

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