Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.37%
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 0.37%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ), which rose 7.58% or 148.0 points to trade at 2101.0 at the close. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) added 6.91% or 82.0 points to end at 1268.0 and Sony Corp (T: 6758 ) was up 6.69% or 552.0 points to 8800.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ), which lost 7.33% or 190.0 points to trade at 2401.0 in late trade. Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T: 2002 ) declined 5.01% or 85.0 points to end at 1611.0 and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ) shed 4.92% or 140.0 points to 2703.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2142 to 1338 and 205 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.20.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.45% or 0.17 to $37.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.43% or 0.17 to hit $39.47 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.10% or 1.80 to trade at $1881.00 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 104.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 122.56.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 93.412.
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