Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.00%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.00%
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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 1.00%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ), which rose 2.17% or 58.0 points to trade at 2725.0 at the close. Haseko Corp (T: 1808 ) added 2.09% or 29.0 points to end at 1419.0 and Nippon Light Metal Holdings Co. (T: 5703 ) was up 1.59% or 3.0 points to 192.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which lost 5.18% or 280.0 points to trade at 5130.0 in late trade. Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) declined 4.53% or 31.0 points to end at 654.0 and Tokyu Fudosan (T: 3289 ) shed 4.31% or 20.0 points to 444.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2489 to 989 and 205 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.17.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.81% or 0.35 to $42.76 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.75% or 0.34 to hit $45.03 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.94% or 18.50 to trade at $1951.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 105.98, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 125.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 92.890.

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