Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.62%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.62%
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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 lost 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ), which rose 6.95% or 139.0 points to trade at 2140.0 at the close. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) added 2.62% or 25.0 points to end at 981.0 and SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ) was up 2.16% or 10.0 points to 472.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Yusen K.K (T: 9101 ), which lost 4.18% or 83.0 points to trade at 1905.0 in late trade. T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) declined 4.02% or 53.0 points to end at 1266.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) shed 3.71% or 63.0 points to 1633.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2168 to 1355 and 240 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.49.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.04% or 0.02 to $55.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.18% or 0.11 to hit $60.80 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.02% or 0.25 to trade at $1474.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 108.52, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 120.15.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 97.790.

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