Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.75%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.75%
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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 declined 0.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ), which rose 4.90% or 1295.0 points to trade at 27735.0 at the close. SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ) added 2.25% or 9.0 points to end at 409.0 and Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) was up 1.96% or 120.0 points to 6240.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ), which lost 4.51% or 165.0 points to trade at 3492.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) declined 4.03% or 60.0 points to end at 1430.0 and Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7911 ) shed 3.95% or 71.0 points to 1726.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2818 to 719 and 142 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 32.42.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 2.62% or 1.03 to $40.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 2.52% or 1.04 to hit $42.31 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 5.85 to trade at $1806.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.25% to 107.64, while EUR/JPY fell 0.27% to 120.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 97.347.

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