Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.47%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.47%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Rubber , Steel and Chemical sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sekisui House, Ltd. (T: 1928 ), which rose 2.90% or 52.5 points to trade at 1864.0 at the close. SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ) added 2.83% or 14.0 points to end at 509.0 and Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) was up 1.90% or 4.1 points to 220.2 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ), which lost 3.96% or 54.0 points to trade at 1311.0 in late trade. Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) declined 2.68% or 95.0 points to end at 3450.0 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) shed 2.55% or 15.0 points to 573.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1648 to 1306 and 380 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.11% to 14.65 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.56% or 0.30 to $52.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.43% or 0.24 to hit $55.68 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.75 to trade at $1215.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 113.83, while EUR/JPY fell 0.22% to 120.22.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 101.84.

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