Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.67%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.67%
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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 declined 0.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ), which rose 3.09% or 64.5 points to trade at 2152.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 2.31% or 28.0 points to end at 1240.0 and Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ) was up 1.74% or 28.0 points to 1641.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ), which lost 5.57% or 319.0 points to trade at 5407.0 in late trade. Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) declined 5.09% or 50.1 points to end at 934.9 and East Japan Railway Co. (T: 9020 ) shed 4.67% or 322.0 points to 6578.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1736 to 1688 and 251 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.84.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.82% or 0.33 to $39.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.69% or 0.29 to hit $41.93 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.94% or 18.55 to trade at $1951.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.16% to 104.78, while EUR/JPY fell 0.38% to 123.51.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 93.285.

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