Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.38%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.38%
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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 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 6.69% or 19.0 points to trade at 303.0 at the close. Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) added 6.62% or 44.0 points to end at 709.0 and Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) was up 6.17% or 34.0 points to 585.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ), which lost 3.22% or 200.0 points to trade at 6010.0 in late trade. CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) declined 3.12% or 230.0 points to end at 7140.0 and Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2503 ) shed 2.56% or 60.5 points to 2300.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2300 to 1250 and 183 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.23.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.40% or 0.20 to $50.13 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.73% or 0.39 to hit $53.99 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.25% or 4.95 to trade at $1949.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 102.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.31% to 126.67.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 89.267.

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