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 declined 0.38%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ), which rose 11.09% or 505.0 points to trade at 5060.0 at the close. Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) added 5.12% or 28.7 points to end at 589.7 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) was up 3.33% or 39.0 points to 1210.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which lost 4.14% or 150.0 points to trade at 3470.0 in late trade. Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ) declined 4.06% or 82.0 points to end at 1938.0 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) shed 3.92% or 96.0 points to 2352.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1836 to 1648 and 273 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.63.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.09% or 0.07 to $75.18 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.05% or 0.04 to hit $76.45 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 3.85 to trade at $1813.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 110.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 130.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 92.653.

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