Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.57%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.57%

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 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which rose 11.03% or 32.0 points to trade at 322.0 at the close. Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (T: 9503 ) added 5.36% or 57.0 points to end at 1120.0 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) was up 5.35% or 133.0 points to 2620.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ), which lost 3.79% or 250.0 points to trade at 6350.0 in late trade. Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) declined 3.66% or 230.0 points to end at 6060.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) shed 3.15% or 257.0 points to 7902.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2146 to 1331 and 279 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.20.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.16% or 0.11 to $69.19 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $72.56 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.04% or 0.65 to trade at $1792.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.24% to 109.96, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 130.01.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 92.642.

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