Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.32%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.32%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Chemical , Insurance and Fishery sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.32%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which rose 10.60% or 345.0 points to trade at 3600.0 at the close. Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ) added 5.54% or 67.5 points to end at 1285.5 and Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T: 4507 ) was up 4.50% or 220.0 points to 5104.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ), which lost 5.28% or 21.0 points to trade at 377.0 in late trade. Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) declined 3.48% or 200.0 points to end at 5540.0 and Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ) shed 3.43% or 237.0 points to 6673.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 970 to 896 and 190 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.67% to 21.79.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 2.09% or 0.95 to $46.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.77% or 0.85 to hit $48.83 a barrel, while the December Gold contract rose 0.17% or 2.35 to trade at $1351.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 101.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 114.44.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.12% at 94.84.

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