Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.88%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.88%

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 0.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T: 6367 ), which rose 3.66% or 775.0 points to trade at 21950.0 at the close. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) added 3.25% or 24.0 points to end at 763.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) was up 2.22% or 36.0 points to 1656.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T: 4578 ), which lost 4.47% or 201.0 points to trade at 4299.0 in late trade. Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) declined 4.12% or 34.0 points to end at 791.0 and Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ) shed 3.91% or 145.0 points to 3565.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2946 to 612 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 17.26.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.48% or 0.35 to $71.85 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.34% or 0.25 to hit $73.18 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 3.55 to trade at $1805.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.60% to 109.98, while EUR/JPY fell 0.44% to 129.85.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 92.648.

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