Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.68%
Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Electrical/Machinery , Manufacturing and Railway & Bus sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.68%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which rose 12.88% or 420.00 points to trade at 3,680.00 at the close. Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) added 7.69% or 94.00 points to end at 1,316.00 and DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ) was up 6.48% or 350.00 points to 5,750.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ), which lost 7.49% or 166.00 points to trade at 2,049.00 in late trade. Chiba Bank Ltd (T: 8331 ) declined 6.78% or 48.00 points to end at 660.00 and Bridgestone Corp. (T: 5108 ) shed 6.75% or 317.00 points to 4,379.00.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2828 to 761 and 183 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 3.80% to 26.53.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 6.35% or 6.57 to $109.98 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 6.30% or 6.61 to hit $111.58 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to trade at $1,943.80 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 115.14, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 127.90.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 97.54.
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