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 Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which rose 5.97% or 20.0 points to trade at 355.0 at the close. Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T: 8015 ) added 5.29% or 250.0 points to end at 4975.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) was up 5.18% or 17.0 points to 345.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which lost 13.61% or 980.0 points to trade at 6220.0 in late trade. NH Foods Ltd (T: 2282 ) declined 8.75% or 390.0 points to end at 4065.0 and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ) shed 7.28% or 109.0 points to 1389.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2416 to 1133 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 21.82.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.33% or 0.29 to $87.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.22% or 0.20 to hit $89.27 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 6.25 to trade at $1804.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.13% to 114.58, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 129.38.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.18% at 96.105.

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