Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.96%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.96%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Communication , Trading and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 3.96% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ), which rose 0.21% or 7.0 points to trade at 3363.0 at the close. Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ) fell 0.93% or 25.0 points to end at 2672.5 and Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) was down 0.97% or 40.0 points to 4100.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ), which lost 9.91% or 128.0 points to trade at 1163.0 in late trade. Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ) declined 6.84% or 1395.0 points to end at 19005.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) shed 6.65% or 521.0 points to 7317.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3505 to 168 and 54 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.13% to 18.36.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 1.13% or 0.83 to $72.34 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 1.17% or 0.97 to hit $82.12 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.61% or 7.30 to trade at $1200.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 112.33, while EUR/JPY rose 0.27% to 129.71.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 95.03.

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