Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.49%
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 0.49%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T: 9503 ), which rose 3.22% or 39.5 points to trade at 1266.0 at the close. KDDI Corp. (T: 9433 ) added 2.99% or 85.0 points to end at 2924.5 and Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ) was up 2.69% or 45.0 points to 1717.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ), which lost 5.43% or 250.0 points to trade at 4350.0 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) declined 4.76% or 52.0 points to end at 1041.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) shed 4.22% or 175.0 points to 3975.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1766 to 1684 and 261 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.91.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.75% or 0.40 to $54.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.27% or 0.16 to hit $59.05 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.90 to trade at $1488.10 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 107.61, while EUR/JPY fell 0.17% to 117.56.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 98.863.
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