Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.83%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.83%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Real Estate , Mining and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.83%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which rose 4.74% or 150.0 points to trade at 3315.0 at the close. Hitachi Ltd (T: 6501 ) added 4.17% or 246.0 points to end at 6150.0 and Mitsubishi Corp. (T: 8058 ) was up 3.39% or 135.0 points to 4120.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ), which lost 5.76% or 295.0 points to trade at 4828.0 in late trade. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) declined 3.66% or 147.0 points to end at 3868.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) shed 3.53% or 20.0 points to 546.3.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2470 to 1088 and 211 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 13.43% to 24.36.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 1.07% or 1.00 to $92.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 1.16% or 1.10 to hit $93.71 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.34% or 6.30 to trade at $1877.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.15% to 115.29, while EUR/JPY fell 0.21% to 131.03.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.17% at 95.855.

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