Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.40%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.40%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Rubber , Transportation Equipment and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ), which rose 3.33% or 21.5 points to trade at 667.4 at the close. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) added 2.15% or 260.0 points to end at 12370.0 and DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ) was up 1.68% or 80.0 points to 4835.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which lost 2.42% or 140.0 points to trade at 5640.0 in late trade. Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9007 ) declined 2.38% or 52.0 points to end at 2136.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) shed 2.13% or 120.0 points to 5520.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1959 to 1601 and 234 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.16% to 19.00.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was down 0.12% or 0.09 to $76.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.13% or 0.10 to hit $79.11 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.47% or 8.40 to trade at $1797.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 115.17, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 130.35.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.102.

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