Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.52%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.52%
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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 fell 0.52%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 7.77% or 520.0 points to trade at 7210.0 at the close. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) added 5.58% or 53.0 points to end at 1002.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) was up 3.92% or 390.0 points to 10350.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ), which lost 5.78% or 407.0 points to trade at 6634.0 in late trade. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) declined 4.23% or 112.0 points to end at 2538.0 and Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ) shed 4.12% or 234.0 points to 5445.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2754 to 798 and 214 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.86.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.08% or 0.76 to $71.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.02% or 0.75 to hit $74.35 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.27% or 4.90 to trade at $1802.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 109.46, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 129.35.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 92.528.

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