Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.37%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.37%
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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 1.37%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ), which rose 4.51% or 26.6 points to trade at 616.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) added 3.46% or 58.0 points to end at 1734.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) was up 2.59% or 48.0 points to 1899.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ), which lost 8.15% or 71.0 points to trade at 800.0 in late trade. Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ) declined 7.39% or 80.0 points to end at 1002.0 and Subaru Corp (T: 7270 ) shed 7.20% or 145.0 points to 1868.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2978 to 675 and 117 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 50.28.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 9.16% or 1.86 to $22.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 10.06% or 2.49 to hit $27.23 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 1.10% or 17.45 to trade at $1608.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.09% to 107.25, while EUR/JPY fell 0.05% to 117.40.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 99.580.

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