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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.09%

Published 17-10-2019, 01:05 pm
© Reuters.  Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.09%

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 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were IHI Corp. (T:7013), which rose 2.86% or 71.0 points to trade at 2556.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:9064) added 2.66% or 46.0 points to end at 1774.5 and Sony Corp (T:6758) was up 2.10% or 134.0 points to 6510.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asahi Glass Co., Ltd. (T:5201), which lost 4.18% or 150.0 points to trade at 3435.0 in late trade. Central Japan Railway Co. (T:9022) declined 2.60% or 605.0 points to end at 22705.0 and Keio Corp. (T:9008) shed 2.59% or 180.0 points to 6770.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2139 to 1348 and 247 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.71.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.77% or 0.41 to $52.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.56% or 0.33 to hit $59.09 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 0.95 to trade at $1494.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 108.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 120.58.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 97.710.

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