Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.62%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.62%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Power , Gas & Water and Railway & Bus sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ), which rose 2.51% or 71.5 points to trade at 2920.5 at the close. Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) added 1.86% or 29.0 points to end at 1586.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) was up 1.78% or 40.0 points to 2282.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T: 8015 ), which lost 5.46% or 143.0 points to trade at 2477.0 in late trade. Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ) declined 4.55% or 11.0 points to end at 231.0 and Nippon Steel&Sumitomo Metal Corp. (T: 5401 ) shed 4.37% or 100.0 points to 2190.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1178 to 431 and 106 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 3.80% to 26.79.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.96% or 0.47 to $48.63 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 1.04% or 0.52 to hit $49.37 a barrel, while the August Gold contract rose 0.09% or 1.05 to trade at $1218.55 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.65% to 109.98, while EUR/JPY fell 0.69% to 122.40.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.06% at 95.77.

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