Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45%
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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 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ), which rose 4.95% or 510.0 points to trade at 10805.0 at the close. NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) added 4.46% or 185.0 points to end at 4335.0 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) was up 4.11% or 110.5 points to 2800.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ), which lost 7.19% or 82.0 points to trade at 1059.0 in late trade. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) declined 6.69% or 39.0 points to end at 544.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) shed 5.18% or 96.0 points to 1757.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2335 to 1301 and 139 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 42.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.10% or 0.02 to $20.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 1.76% or 0.52 to hit $29.08 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 1.90% or 33.60 to trade at $1735.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 107.12, while EUR/JPY fell 0.31% to 117.32.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 99.195.

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