Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.20%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.20%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Steel , Rubber and Glass sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.20%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ), which rose 12.71% or 15.0 points to trade at 133.0 at the close. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) added 9.48% or 490.0 points to end at 5660.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) was up 7.84% or 592.0 points to 8140.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 7.92% or 67.0 points to trade at 779.0 in late trade. DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ) declined 6.55% or 230.0 points to end at 3280.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) shed 6.04% or 446.0 points to 6944.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1933 to 1438 and 216 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.60 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.04% or 0.03 to $66.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $72.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 1.90 to trade at $1219.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 111.09, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 128.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 95.14.

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