Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%
Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Marine Transport , Precision Instruments and Fishery sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.11%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ), which rose 8.81% or 300.0 points to trade at 3705.0 at the close. Tosoh Corp. (T: 4042 ) added 4.51% or 39.0 points to end at 904.0 and Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T: 8015 ) was up 4.19% or 130.0 points to 3230.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ), which lost 8.69% or 81.0 points to trade at 851.0 in late trade. SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ) declined 6.93% or 35.0 points to end at 470.0 and Ube Industries, Ltd. (T: 4208 ) shed 6.57% or 18.0 points to 256.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2304 to 731 and 294 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.73% to 19.56.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.54% or 0.29 to $53.59 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.42% or 0.24 to hit $56.56 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.64% or 7.75 to trade at $1216.05 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.46% to 112.72, while EUR/JPY fell 0.32% to 121.58.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.20% at 99.49.
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