Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.53%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.53%
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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 declined 0.53%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ), which rose 4.04% or 27.0 points to trade at 696.0 at the close. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ) added 2.67% or 1740.0 points to end at 66830.0 and Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T: 4578 ) was up 2.51% or 93.0 points to 3792.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ), which lost 5.55% or 147.0 points to trade at 2502.0 in late trade. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) declined 4.94% or 190.0 points to end at 3660.0 and Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ) shed 4.78% or 144.0 points to 2871.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1815 to 1687 and 224 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.04 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.34% or 0.19 to $56.44 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.27% or 0.17 to hit $62.57 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 1.40% or 19.75 to trade at $1427.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.18% to 107.69, while EUR/JPY fell 0.26% to 121.41.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 96.393.

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