Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%
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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 lost 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ), which rose 2.01% or 540.0 points to trade at 27460.0 at the close. NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) added 1.52% or 90.0 points to end at 6000.0 and Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) was up 1.20% or 25.0 points to 2106.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T: 5631 ), which lost 8.69% or 155.0 points to trade at 1629.0 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) declined 6.17% or 125.0 points to end at 1902.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) shed 6.13% or 48.0 points to 735.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2718 to 808 and 164 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.64.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.85% or 0.34 to $39.59 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.81% or 0.34 to hit $41.43 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.52% or 9.70 to trade at $1858.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 105.26, while EUR/JPY fell 0.13% to 122.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 94.460.

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