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%

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 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ), which rose 3.16% or 90.0 points to trade at 2939.0 at the close. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) added 2.37% or 102.0 points to end at 4402.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) was up 2.04% or 220.0 points to 10980.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ), which lost 5.00% or 575.0 points to trade at 10925.0 in late trade. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) declined 3.62% or 37.0 points to end at 985.0 and Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T: 5233 ) shed 2.91% or 73.0 points to 2437.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2069 to 1406 and 267 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.52.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.41% or 0.30 to $73.28 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.12% or 0.09 to hit $74.37 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.36% or 6.35 to trade at $1757.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 110.51, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 131.46.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 92.097.

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