Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.05%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.05%
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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 lost 1.05% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ), which rose 12.56% or 385.0 points to trade at 3450.0 at the close. Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ) added 7.42% or 166.0 points to end at 2402.0 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) was up 6.03% or 21.0 points to 369.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ), which lost 7.86% or 25.0 points to trade at 293.0 in late trade. Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4502 ) declined 6.36% or 227.0 points to end at 3340.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) shed 5.60% or 300.0 points to 5060.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1862 to 1653 and 219 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.88.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.43% or 0.34 to $79.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.28% or 0.23 to hit $82.94 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.54% or 9.45 to trade at $1751.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 111.60, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 129.12.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 94.233.

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