Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.14%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.14%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Transport , Precision Instruments and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.14% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5232 ), which rose 3.76% or 130.00 points to trade at 3,585.00 at the close. Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp (TYO: 4188 ) added 2.32% or 18.20 points to end at 801.80 and Denka Co Ltd (TYO: 4061 ) was up 1.68% or 55.00 points to 3,320.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (TYO: 6366 ), which lost 5.50% or 26.00 points to trade at 447.00 in late trade. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (TYO: 3099 ) declined 5.20% or 57.00 points to end at 1,040.00 and Osaka Gas Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9532 ) shed 5.10% or 130.00 points to 2,420.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2909 to 659 and 186 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.97% to 26.04.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.01% or 0.01 to $118.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.04% or 0.05 to hit $121.22 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.60% or 10.85 to trade at $1,824.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.66% to 134.57, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 141.18.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.60% at 104.71.

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