Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.35%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.35%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Glass , Paper & Pulp and Rubber sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Trend Micro Inc. (T: 4704 ), which rose 3.65% or 200.0 points to trade at 5680.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) added 2.98% or 35.0 points to end at 1208.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) was up 2.84% or 125.0 points to 4530.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T: 9503 ), which lost 7.82% or 122.5 points to trade at 1443.5 in late trade. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) declined 4.46% or 61.0 points to end at 1306.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) shed 4.43% or 137.0 points to 2953.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2247 to 1235 and 222 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.08% to 15.83.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.69% or 0.46 to $65.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.60% or 0.45 to hit $74.06 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 0.95 to trade at $1272.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 111.83, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 125.42.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 97.343.

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