Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.20%
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 lost 0.20%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 9.24% or 405.0 points to trade at 4790.0 at the close. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) added 8.52% or 130.0 points to end at 1655.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) was up 6.81% or 210.0 points to 3295.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which lost 6.40% or 86.0 points to trade at 1257.0 in late trade. Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ) declined 4.46% or 310.0 points to end at 6640.0 and Japan Steel Works Ltd (T: 5631 ) shed 4.23% or 120.0 points to 2720.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1774 to 1738 and 241 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.57.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.09% or 0.06 to $69.19 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.03% or 0.02 to hit $71.42 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.25% or 4.30 to trade at $1757.60 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.00% to 110.40, while EUR/JPY fell 0.00% to 129.57.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.00% at 92.922.
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