Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.08%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.08%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Transport , Precision Instruments and Communication sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 3.62% or 220.0 points to trade at 6300.0 at the close. Obayashi Corp. (T: 1802 ) added 2.29% or 29.0 points to end at 1294.0 and Kyocera Corp. (T: 6971 ) was up 2.21% or 140.0 points to 6484.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ), which lost 3.82% or 12.5 points to trade at 314.4 in late trade. Asahi Kasei Corp. (T: 3407 ) declined 3.06% or 35.5 points to end at 1124.5 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) shed 2.48% or 11.0 points to 432.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1702 to 1419 and 340 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.50% to 13.83.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 1.27% or 0.59 to $45.87 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.13% or 0.55 to hit $48.17 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.05% or 0.60 to trade at $1269.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 110.23, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 123.58.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.01% at 96.96.

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