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 Thursday, as losses in the Transportation Equipment , Banking and Insurance 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 Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ), which rose 9.56% or 211.0 points to trade at 2419.0 at the close. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ) added 5.60% or 69.0 points to end at 1301.0 and Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ) was up 5.49% or 70.0 points to 1344.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ), which lost 8.38% or 84.0 points to trade at 918.0 in late trade. Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ) declined 6.21% or 135.0 points to end at 2038.0 and Toppan Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7911 ) shed 5.32% or 63.0 points to 1121.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2034 to 1279 and 191 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.48% to 17.25 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.05% or 0.03 to $56.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.14% or 0.09 to hit $63.58 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.11% or 1.40 to trade at $1285.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.27% to 113.57, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 131.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 94.61.

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