Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.57%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.57%
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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 0.57%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T: 2002 ), which rose 8.96% or 184.0 points to trade at 2238.0 at the close. Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) added 7.83% or 705.0 points to end at 9705.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) was up 3.98% or 342.0 points to 8943.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ), which lost 5.72% or 265.0 points to trade at 4365.0 in late trade. Omron Cor (T: 6645 ) declined 5.17% or 350.0 points to end at 6420.0 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) shed 4.77% or 29.0 points to 579.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1874 to 1674 and 213 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.83.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.29% or 0.16 to $55.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.75% or 0.46 to hit $61.13 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.07% or 1.05 to trade at $1491.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 108.83, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 120.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 97.420.

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