Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.08%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.08%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Warehousing , Trading and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ), which rose 9.38% or 181.0 points to trade at 2110.0 at the close. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) added 5.28% or 195.0 points to end at 3885.0 and Softbank Corp. (T: 9984 ) was up 5.00% or 502.5 points to 10545.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ), which lost 10.39% or 900.0 points to trade at 7760.0 in late trade. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) declined 7.44% or 165.0 points to end at 2054.0 and NTT Data Corp. (T: 9613 ) shed 6.00% or 84.0 points to 1316.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1859 to 1526 and 209 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 6.29% to 14.60 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.07% or 0.05 to $69.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $74.66 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.19% or 2.30 to trade at $1220.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.38% to 110.97, while EUR/JPY fell 0.43% to 128.63.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 95.06.

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