Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.81%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.81%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Construction and Transport sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.81%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which rose 3.45% or 120.0 points to trade at 3600.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 3.30% or 30.0 points to end at 938.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) was up 2.90% or 52.0 points to 1846.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sony Corp (T: 6758 ), which lost 5.06% or 290.0 points to trade at 5442.0 in late trade. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) declined 4.46% or 270.0 points to end at 5790.0 and Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ) shed 3.67% or 1170.0 points to 30730.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1701 to 1659 and 223 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 3.03% to 16.33.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was unchanged 0.00% or 0.00 to $64.47 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.19% or 0.13 to hit $69.83 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.49% or 6.60 to trade at $1343.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.36% to 109.93, while EUR/JPY fell 0.24% to 135.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 89.74.

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