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 Electrical/Machinery , Power and Precision Instruments sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ), which rose 924.64% or 1595.0 points to trade at 1767.5 at the close. Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ) added 915.54% or 2156.1 points to end at 2391.6 and NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) was up 902.18% or 2684.0 points to 2981.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ), which lost 3.32% or 51.0 points to trade at 1485.0 in late trade. Matsui Securities Co., Ltd. (T: 8628 ) declined 3.10% or 27.0 points to end at 845.0 and SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ) shed 3.09% or 16.0 points to 502.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1752 to 1537 and 188 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 6.85% to 14.98.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.08% or 0.04 to $51.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.19% or 0.11 to hit $57.81 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.70% or 9.14 to trade at $1292.56 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.55% to 112.87, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 132.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.52% at 93.29.

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