Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.47%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.47%
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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 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kikkoman Corp. (T: 2801 ), which rose 2.28% or 200.0 points to trade at 8990.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) added 1.93% or 52.0 points to end at 2747.0 and TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ) was up 1.83% or 100.0 points to 5550.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ), which lost 7.89% or 68.0 points to trade at 794.0 in late trade. Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ) declined 4.11% or 44.0 points to end at 1027.0 and Hitachi Ltd (T: 6501 ) shed 3.48% or 231.0 points to 6401.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2124 to 1416 and 223 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.03.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.70% or 0.51 to $72.87 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.54% or 0.41 to hit $76.23 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.10% or 1.75 to trade at $1787.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 113.53, while EUR/JPY fell 0.28% to 128.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 96.037.

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