Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.03%
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 0.03%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ), which rose 4.62% or 155.0 points to trade at 3510.0 at the close. CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) added 3.33% or 78.0 points to end at 2420.0 and Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) was up 2.83% or 15.4 points to 558.9 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which lost 5.04% or 640.0 points to trade at 12070.0 in late trade. Nippon Kayaku Co., Ltd. (T: 4272 ) declined 2.82% or 31.0 points to end at 1069.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) shed 2.23% or 37.0 points to 1621.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1944 to 1529 and 261 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.14.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.48% or 0.35 to $73.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.59% or 0.44 to hit $75.25 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.19% or 3.40 to trade at $1780.80 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 110.88, while EUR/JPY rose 0.18% to 132.32.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 91.752.
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