Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.21%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.21%
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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 fell 1.21% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Trend Micro Inc. (T: 4704 ), which rose 3.15% or 155.0 points to trade at 5080.0 at the close. Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ) added 1.09% or 10.0 points to end at 929.0 and Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9531 ) was up 0.94% or 25.0 points to 2683.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ), which lost 4.97% or 102.0 points to trade at 1950.0 in late trade. CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) declined 4.63% or 210.0 points to end at 4330.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) shed 3.51% or 79.0 points to 2172.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2981 to 587 and 172 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 19.09.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.02% or 0.01 to $55.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.29% or 0.17 to hit $59.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.23% or 3.45 to trade at $1524.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.27% to 106.17, while EUR/JPY rose 0.39% to 118.39.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 97.792.

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