Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.82%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.82%
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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 2.82%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ), which rose 0.48% or 40.0 points to trade at 8300.0 at the close. Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ) added 0.46% or 6.5 points to end at 1418.0 and NTT Docomo, Inc. (T: 9437 ) was up 0.38% or 11.0 points to 2901.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ), which lost 9.21% or 98.0 points to trade at 966.0 in late trade. Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ) declined 8.82% or 40.9 points to end at 423.0 and T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) shed 8.53% or 92.0 points to 986.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3154 to 461 and 78 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.91.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 3.64% or 1.44 to $38.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 3.21% or 1.34 to hit $40.39 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 1.37% or 23.65 to trade at $1744.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 107.00, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 121.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.29% at 96.225.

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