Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.31%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.31%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Textile and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.31% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ), which rose 4.11% or 339.0 points to trade at 8597.0 at the close. SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ) added 3.28% or 17.0 points to end at 535.0 and Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ) was up 3.10% or 34.0 points to 1132.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which lost 5.82% or 230.0 points to trade at 3720.0 in late trade. TDK Corp (T: 6762 ) declined 5.18% or 600.0 points to end at 10980.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) shed 4.74% or 107.0 points to 2152.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2033 to 1353 and 190 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 8.26% to 21.11.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.30% or 0.22 to $73.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.22% or 0.17 to hit $77.93 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.50 to trade at $1258.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 110.53, while EUR/JPY fell 0.16% to 128.71.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 94.39.

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