Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.28%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.28%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.28%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which rose 5.25% or 235.0 points to trade at 4710.0 at the close. Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ) added 2.80% or 40.0 points to end at 1470.0 and Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ) was up 2.53% or 121.0 points to 4912.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which lost 3.27% or 67.0 points to trade at 1980.0 in late trade. Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) declined 3.23% or 28.8 points to end at 862.8 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) shed 3.03% or 34.0 points to 1087.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2501 to 982 and 218 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.14.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.25% or 0.14 to $56.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.52% or 0.31 to hit $60.34 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.48% or 7.25 to trade at $1508.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.33% to 106.57, while EUR/JPY rose 0.29% to 118.23.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 98.143.

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