Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.02%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.02%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Odakyu Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9007 ), which rose 2.79% or 90.0 points to trade at 3320.0 at the close. Keio Corp. (T: 9008 ) added 2.65% or 210.0 points to end at 8130.0 and Takeda Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4502 ) was up 2.53% or 105.0 points to 4255.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which lost 10.15% or 40.0 points to trade at 354.0 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) declined 5.90% or 89.0 points to end at 1419.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) shed 3.92% or 20.0 points to 490.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2290 to 1223 and 230 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.42.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.74% or 0.48 to $65.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.63% or 0.43 to hit $68.82 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 2.15 to trade at $1733.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 109.14, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 129.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.03% at 91.912.

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