Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.80%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.80%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Warehousing , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Automobiles & Parts sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.80%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 2.38% or 300.0 points to trade at 12920.0 at the close. Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ) added 2.06% or 16.0 points to end at 794.0 and Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ) was up 2.04% or 20.0 points to 998.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which lost 7.84% or 265.0 points to trade at 3115.0 in late trade. Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T: 5002 ) declined 5.40% or 129.0 points to end at 2261.0 and Okuma Corp. (T: 6103 ) shed 5.19% or 320.0 points to 5840.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2093 to 1380 and 212 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 13.69% to 20.99.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.36% or 0.25 to $69.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.45% or 0.36 to hit $79.69 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.15% or 1.90 to trade at $1225.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 112.58, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 129.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 95.31.

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