Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.37%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.37%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Mining , Shipbuilding and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (TYO: 7211 ), which rose 7.11% or 32.00 points to trade at 482.00 at the close. Yokohama Rubber Co Ltd (TYO: 5101 ) added 5.08% or 90.00 points to end at 1,862.00 and Mazda Motor Corp (TYO: 7261 ) was up 4.05% or 45.00 points to 1,155.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sojitz Corp. (TYO: 2768 ), which lost 6.09% or 120.00 points to trade at 1,851.00 in late trade. Mitsubishi Corp. (TYO: 8058 ) declined 6.02% or 260.00 points to end at 4,061.00 and Inpex Corp. (TYO: 1605 ) shed 3.94% or 61.00 points to 1,486.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2205 to 1310 and 249 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.06% to 26.20.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 5.02% or 5.50 to $104.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 4.55% or 5.22 to hit $109.43 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.53% or 9.70 to trade at $1,829.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.18% to 136.37, while EUR/JPY fell 0.43% to 143.15.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 104.54.

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