Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Transportation Equipment , Rubber and Chemical sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which rose 8.45% or 440.0 points to trade at 5650.0 at the close. Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ) added 5.89% or 63.0 points to end at 1133.0 and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (T: 4005 ) was up 4.24% or 32.0 points to 786.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ), which lost 4.10% or 205.0 points to trade at 4795.0 in late trade. DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) declined 3.48% or 92.0 points to end at 2554.0 and Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T: 2282 ) shed 3.15% or 105.0 points to 3225.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2159 to 1131 and 213 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.57% to 14.90.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.46% or 0.24 to $52.23 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.22% or 0.13 to hit $58.20 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.28% or 3.56 to trade at $1274.74 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was unchanged 0.00% to 113.91, while EUR/JPY rose 0.11% to 134.06.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 93.78.

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