Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.15%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.15%
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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 fell 1.15%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Omron Cor (T: 6645 ), which rose 2.29% or 170.0 points to trade at 7600.0 at the close. Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T: 2002 ) added 2.03% or 32.0 points to end at 1606.0 and Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) was up 1.41% or 94.0 points to 6739.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canon Inc (T: 7751 ), which lost 13.46% or 279.5 points to trade at 1797.5 in late trade. Konica Minolta, Inc. (T: 4902 ) declined 10.80% or 39.0 points to end at 322.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ) shed 10.39% or 42.7 points to 368.1.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2895 to 651 and 132 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.70.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.46% or 0.19 to $41.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.53% or 0.23 to hit $43.84 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.64% or 12.50 to trade at $1957.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 104.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 123.35.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.15% at 93.502.

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