Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.49%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.49%
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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 declined 2.49% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ube Industries, Ltd. (T: 4208 ), which rose 5.64% or 127.0 points to trade at 2379.0 at the close. Mitsui Chemicals, Inc. (T: 4183 ) added 5.34% or 185.0 points to end at 3650.0 and Asahi Kasei Corp. (T: 3407 ) was up 5.11% or 59.0 points to 1214.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ), which lost 14.05% or 840.0 points to trade at 5140.0 in late trade. JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) declined 13.36% or 164.0 points to end at 1064.0 and Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) shed 7.77% or 713.0 points to 8467.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2943 to 656 and 139 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.27 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 1.48% or 0.98 to $65.10 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 1.41% or 0.98 to hit $68.34 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.23% or 4.25 to trade at $1818.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 109.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.24% to 132.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 90.632.

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