Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.11%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.11%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Fishery , Precision Instruments and Food sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ), which rose 11.37% or 130.0 points to trade at 1273.0 at the close. Asahi Kasei Corp. (T: 3407 ) added 7.10% or 100.0 points to end at 1507.5 and Furukawa Co., Ltd. (T: 5715 ) was up 4.34% or 92.0 points to 2214.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ), which lost 8.28% or 115.0 points to trade at 1274.0 in late trade. Kubota Corp. (T: 6326 ) declined 6.64% or 144.5 points to end at 2031.5 and Yokogawa Electric Corp. (T: 6841 ) shed 5.30% or 115.0 points to 2053.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1714 to 1568 and 223 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.19% to 16.45.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.54% or 0.31 to $56.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.41% or 0.26 to hit $63.43 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.22% or 2.79 to trade at $1278.59 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.18% to 113.79, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 131.96.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 94.75.

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