Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.51%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.51%
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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 0.51%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5201 ), which rose 2.21% or 70.0 points to trade at 3235.0 at the close. Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7912 ) added 1.88% or 39.0 points to end at 2112.0 and TDK Corp (T: 6762 ) was up 1.47% or 180.0 points to 12420.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ), which lost 4.21% or 159.0 points to trade at 3618.0 in late trade. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ) declined 4.03% or 23.0 points to end at 548.0 and Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) shed 3.51% or 23.0 points to 632.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2782 to 736 and 169 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.29.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.49% or 0.20 to $40.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.55% or 0.24 to hit $43.08 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 2.85 to trade at $1904.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 105.19, while EUR/JPY fell 0.06% to 123.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 93.525.

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