Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.05%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.05%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Chemical , Textile and Rubber sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.05% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ), which rose 13.77% or 535.0 points to trade at 4420.0 at the close. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) added 11.75% or 58.0 points to end at 551.5 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ) was up 5.93% or 24.0 points to 428.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 10.70% or 70.0 points to trade at 584.0 in late trade. DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ) declined 8.19% or 74.0 points to end at 830.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) shed 6.09% or 315.0 points to 4855.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1861 to 1373 and 228 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 24.69% to 16.06 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.34% or 0.17 to $49.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.53% or 0.28 to hit $52.98 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.39% or 4.94 to trade at $1284.24 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 109.98, while EUR/JPY fell 0.35% to 128.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 93.61.

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