Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.58%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.58%
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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 lost 1.58%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Japan Steel Works Ltd (T: 5631 ), which rose 5.87% or 200.0 points to trade at 3610.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) added 5.06% or 20.0 points to end at 415.0 and Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ) was up 4.38% or 26.9 points to 641.4 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ), which lost 4.55% or 38.0 points to trade at 797.0 in late trade. Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) declined 4.32% or 327.0 points to end at 7242.0 and Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) shed 4.08% or 430.0 points to 10100.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2519 to 1019 and 231 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.68.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.14% or 0.11 to $78.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.09% or 0.07 to hit $82.38 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.50% or 8.85 to trade at $1792.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 114.90, while EUR/JPY fell 0.18% to 129.23.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 96.493.

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