Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.65%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.65%

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 0.65% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 11.36% or 555.0 points to trade at 5440.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 7.58% or 510.0 points to end at 7240.0 and Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) was up 5.27% or 400.0 points to 7990.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp (T: 4188 ), which lost 8.18% or 73.8 points to trade at 828.5 in late trade. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) declined 5.10% or 301.0 points to end at 5599.0 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T: 6841 ) shed 4.08% or 88.0 points to 2067.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2599 to 989 and 186 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.94.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 1.37% or 0.90 to $66.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 1.38% or 0.95 to hit $69.82 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.41% or 7.25 to trade at $1777.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.38% to 113.18, while EUR/JPY rose 0.41% to 128.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 96.040.

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