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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.03%

Published 2021/08/25, 09:35
© Reuters.  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 fell 0.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JFE Holdings, Inc. (T:5411), which rose 5.07% or 78.0 points to trade at 1617.0 at the close. Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T:4507) added 4.65% or 316.0 points to end at 7106.0 and Rakuten Inc (T:4755) was up 3.99% or 43.0 points to 1122.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included DIC Corp (T:4631), which lost 2.71% or 85.0 points to trade at 3050.0 in late trade. Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T:3382) declined 2.48% or 125.0 points to end at 4908.0 and Ebara Corp. (T:6361) shed 1.84% or 100.0 points to 5340.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1806 to 1685 and 265 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.19% or 0.13 to $67.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.17% or 0.12 to hit $70.29 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.81% or 14.70 to trade at $1793.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 109.79, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 128.90.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 93.010.

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