Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.33%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.33%

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 1.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which rose 4.10% or 49.0 points to trade at 1244.0 at the close. Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ) added 3.80% or 120.0 points to end at 3275.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) was up 3.77% or 150.0 points to 4125.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ), which lost 5.48% or 76.0 points to trade at 1312.0 in late trade. Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) declined 5.17% or 30.0 points to end at 550.0 and Kuraray Co., Ltd. (T: 3405 ) shed 4.44% or 48.0 points to 1032.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2339 to 1259 and 162 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 36.26 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.30% or 0.06 to $19.93 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.54% or 0.15 to hit $27.54 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.95% or 16.45 to trade at $1756.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.28% to 107.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.07% to 117.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 99.860.

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