Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.11%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.11%

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 3.11% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ), which rose 1.87% or 41.0 points to trade at 2237.0 at the close. Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc (T: 8750 ) added 1.62% or 41.0 points to end at 2567.5 and Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ) was up 1.59% or 55.0 points to 3520.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which lost 16.01% or 270.0 points to trade at 1416.0 in late trade. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) declined 9.00% or 464.0 points to end at 4692.0 and Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ) shed 7.25% or 398.0 points to 5090.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3411 to 302 and 89 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 27.58.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.53% or 0.46 to $86.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.48% or 0.43 to hit $88.31 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.96% or 17.50 to trade at $1812.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 114.68, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 128.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 96.710.

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