Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.04%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.04%
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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 declined 2.04% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ), which rose 6.44% or 66.0 points to trade at 1091.0 at the close. Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) added 5.42% or 61.0 points to end at 1186.0 and Tokyo Electron Ltd. (T: 8035 ) was up 5.06% or 2130.0 points to 44250.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ), which lost 9.25% or 42.0 points to trade at 412.0 in late trade. ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ) declined 7.21% or 191.5 points to end at 2463.0 and Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) shed 5.92% or 54.0 points to 858.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3303 to 365 and 99 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.39.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.09% or 0.63 to $58.39 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 1.15% or 0.70 to hit $61.49 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.35 to trade at $1726.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 108.64, while EUR/JPY fell 0.15% to 128.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 92.573.

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