Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.06%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.06%
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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 1.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sony Corp (T: 6758 ), which rose 9.54% or 1015.0 points to trade at 11650.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 5.04% or 17.0 points to end at 354.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) was up 4.97% or 68.0 points to 1437.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kao Corp. (T: 4452 ), which lost 8.19% or 645.0 points to trade at 7232.0 in late trade. Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) declined 6.37% or 45.1 points to end at 662.9 and Kikkoman Corp. (T: 2801 ) shed 6.09% or 450.0 points to 6940.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1872 to 1622 and 228 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.38.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.93% or 0.52 to $56.21 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.48% or 0.28 to hit $58.97 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.43% or 7.85 to trade at $1827.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 105.22, while EUR/JPY fell 0.00% to 126.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 91.323.

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