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 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 0.67%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which rose 3.56% or 11.0 points to trade at 320.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 3.28% or 240.0 points to end at 7550.0 and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T: 8801 ) was up 2.44% or 61.5 points to 2584.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 5.48% or 84.0 points to trade at 1450.0 in late trade. Marubeni Corp. (T: 8002 ) declined 4.26% or 39.4 points to end at 885.0 and Itochu Corp. (T: 8001 ) shed 4.08% or 141.0 points to 3314.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2886 to 715 and 164 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.45 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 1.48% or 1.04 to $71.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.32% or 0.98 to hit $75.34 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.09% or 1.60 to trade at $1779.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 109.44, while EUR/JPY rose 0.32% to 128.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 93.157.

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