Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.43%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.43%
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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 lost 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which rose 22.44% or 300.0 points to trade at 1637.0 at the close. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) added 6.57% or 23.0 points to end at 373.0 and Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) was up 5.69% or 53.5 points to 993.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which lost 7.17% or 32.0 points to trade at 414.0 in late trade. Honda Motor Co Ltd (T: 7267 ) declined 6.31% or 178.5 points to end at 2648.5 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) shed 5.87% or 90.0 points to 1443.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1956 to 1518 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 21.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.19% or 0.08 to $42.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.46% or 0.21 to hit $45.38 a barrel, while the October Gold Futures contract rose 0.60% or 12.30 to trade at $2049.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was unchanged 0.00% to 105.57, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 125.25.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 92.795.

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