Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.99%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.99%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Manufacturing and Textile sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.99%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ), which rose 3.27% or 11.0 points to trade at 347.5 at the close. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) added 2.43% or 61.0 points to end at 2573.0 and Resona Holdings, Inc. (T: 8308 ) was up 2.43% or 15.6 points to 657.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ), which lost 4.50% or 34.0 points to trade at 721.0 in late trade. TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ) declined 3.58% or 210.0 points to end at 5650.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) shed 3.27% or 400.0 points to 11840.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2176 to 1150 and 229 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.78% to 14.55.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.03% or 0.02 to $66.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.16% or 0.12 to hit $76.62 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.34% or 4.40 to trade at $1305.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.30% to 110.01, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 130.02.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.24% at 93.34.

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