Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.13%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.13%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Trading and Insurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ), which rose 4.00% or 320.0 points to trade at 8315.0 at the close. Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T: 5002 ) added 3.80% or 66.0 points to end at 1803.0 and Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) was up 3.62% or 70.0 points to 2006.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ), which lost 4.81% or 423.0 points to trade at 8372.0 in late trade. Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (T: 3863 ) declined 3.24% or 58.0 points to end at 1730.0 and Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ) shed 3.00% or 280.0 points to 9050.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1739 to 1626 and 210 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.42% to 15.83 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.78% or 0.53 to $67.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.81% or 0.59 to hit $72.31 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.78% or 9.60 to trade at $1218.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 112.95, while EUR/JPY fell 0.13% to 131.17.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 95.14.

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