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 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 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which rose 16.26% or 1504.0 points to trade at 10755.0 at the close. Sumitomo Realty & Development Co. (T: 8830 ) added 7.55% or 290.0 points to end at 4130.0 and Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T: 8802 ) was up 4.05% or 75.0 points to 1926.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which lost 4.54% or 155.0 points to trade at 3260.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) declined 3.68% or 97.0 points to end at 2539.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) shed 3.65% or 210.0 points to 5540.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1855 to 1661 and 223 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.15.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.50% or 0.35 to $70.40 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.47% or 0.34 to hit $72.56 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.03% or 0.65 to trade at $1893.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 109.45, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 133.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.02% at 90.058.

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