Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.07%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.07%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 4.14% or 111.0 points to trade at 2790.0 at the close. Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) added 2.61% or 24.0 points to end at 942.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) was up 2.26% or 150.0 points to 6780.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ), which lost 3.96% or 47.0 points to trade at 1141.0 in late trade. Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (T: 8253 ) declined 3.43% or 47.0 points to end at 1323.0 and Chiba Bank Ltd (T: 8331 ) shed 3.35% or 24.0 points to 693.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2864 to 725 and 153 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.19 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.65% or 0.39 to $59.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.51% or 0.32 to hit $62.84 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.20% or 3.50 to trade at $1745.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.25% to 109.57, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 130.19.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 92.320.

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