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

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

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ), which rose 7.27% or 590.0 points to trade at 8710.0 at the close. Hitachi Construction Machinery Co (T: 6305 ) added 7.06% or 245.0 points to end at 3715.0 and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ) was up 3.83% or 126.0 points to 3416.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ), which lost 8.33% or 56.0 points to trade at 616.0 in late trade. Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) declined 6.23% or 21.0 points to end at 316.0 and Canon Inc (T: 7751 ) shed 5.89% or 160.5 points to 2566.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2214 to 1273 and 245 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.14.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 1.29% or 1.09 to $83.56 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 1.04% or 0.89 to hit $84.76 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.32% or 5.80 to trade at $1787.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 113.92, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 132.20.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 93.873.

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