Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Mining , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Warehousing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.11%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NTT Data Corp. (T: 9613 ), which rose 3.63% or 43.0 points to trade at 1226.0 at the close. Otsuka Holdings Ltd (T: 4578 ) added 3.29% or 174.0 points to end at 5465.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) was up 2.89% or 170.0 points to 6050.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which lost 5.14% or 240.0 points to trade at 4430.0 in late trade. Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) declined 5.11% or 75.5 points to end at 1400.8 and Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ) shed 4.96% or 180.0 points to 3452.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2461 to 895 and 210 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 13.86% to 16.18.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.43% or 0.31 to $71.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.54% or 0.43 to hit $79.37 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.56% or 7.20 to trade at $1296.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.35% to 109.68, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 128.75.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.29% at 93.64.

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