Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.58%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.58%
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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 0.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which rose 10.61% or 45.0 points to trade at 469.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 7.31% or 31.0 points to end at 455.0 and NTN Corp. (T: 6472 ) was up 6.54% or 20.0 points to 326.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Japan Steel Works Ltd (T: 5631 ), which lost 6.11% or 192.0 points to trade at 2948.0 in late trade. CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) declined 5.23% or 380.0 points to end at 6880.0 and Bridgestone Corp. (T: 5108 ) shed 4.13% or 184.0 points to 4271.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1941 to 1615 and 191 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.39.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.30% or 0.18 to $60.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.44% or 0.28 to hit $63.63 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.64% or 11.60 to trade at $1787.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 106.06, while EUR/JPY fell 0.24% to 128.05.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.31% at 90.782.

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