Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.31%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.31%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Insurance , Finance & Investment and Marine Transport sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.31%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ), which rose 889.07% or 813.5 points to trade at 905.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Materials Corp. (T: 5711 ) added 888.03% or 2455.4 points to end at 2731.9 and Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings (T: 8309 ) was up 863.04% or 2965.4 points to 3309.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included MS&AD Insurance Group Holdings (T: 8725 ), which lost 5.46% or 165.0 points to trade at 2857.0 in late trade. NSK Ltd. (T: 6471 ) declined 5.18% or 54.0 points to end at 988.0 and Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T: 4061 ) shed 5.08% or 23.0 points to 430.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1344 to 611 and 106 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.98% to 20.63.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.16% or 0.07 to $44.74 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.17% or 0.08 to hit $46.60 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.23% or 3.05 to trade at $1327.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.14% to 100.56, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 112.62.

The US Dollar Index was up 0.16% at 95.50.

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