Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.36%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.36%
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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 fell 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which rose 4.76% or 257.0 points to trade at 5659.0 at the close. Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) added 3.70% or 67.0 points to end at 1876.0 and Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) was up 3.56% or 310.0 points to 9025.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which lost 3.41% or 51.0 points to trade at 1446.0 in late trade. Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) declined 3.40% or 158.0 points to end at 4494.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) shed 3.27% or 96.0 points to 2841.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1829 to 1674 and 258 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 16.57.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 1.19% or 0.68 to $56.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 1.36% or 0.86 to hit $62.24 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.10% or 1.55 to trade at $1538.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 107.27, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 117.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 98.157.

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