Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.76%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.76%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ), which rose 16.80% or 64.5 points to trade at 448.5 at the close. Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T: 7272 ) added 4.79% or 105.0 points to end at 2295.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) was up 3.58% or 59.0 points to 1708.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ), which lost 7.57% or 440.0 points to trade at 5370.0 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) declined 5.76% or 57.0 points to end at 933.0 and Toray Industries, Inc. (T: 3402 ) shed 5.03% or 40.7 points to 768.1.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2637 to 923 and 183 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.43.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.72% or 0.41 to $57.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.64% or 0.40 to hit $62.77 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 3.75 to trade at $1467.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 108.72, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 119.63.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 98.235.

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