Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.96%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.96%
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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 0.96%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 8.22% or 790.0 points to trade at 10400.0 at the close. Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) added 5.03% or 460.0 points to end at 9600.0 and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9531 ) was up 3.75% or 70.5 points to 1952.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ), which lost 15.39% or 300.0 points to trade at 1649.0 in late trade. Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ) declined 8.66% or 2110.0 points to end at 22250.0 and Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) shed 8.14% or 1770.0 points to 19985.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1856 to 1632 and 244 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.04.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 1.16% or 0.96 to $81.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 1.10% or 0.92 to hit $82.95 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.32% or 5.75 to trade at $1804.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 113.68, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 131.93.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 93.832.

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