Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.93%
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 0.93%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ), which rose 3.11% or 46.0 points to trade at 1523.0 at the close. Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) added 2.67% or 14.4 points to end at 554.1 and Dai-ichi Life Holdings Inc (T: 8750 ) was up 2.54% or 55.5 points to 2243.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Komatsu Ltd. (T: 6301 ), which lost 5.25% or 160.0 points to trade at 2890.0 in late trade. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) declined 3.74% or 169.0 points to end at 4346.0 and Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ) shed 3.48% or 51.0 points to 1416.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2247 to 1237 and 256 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.10.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.67% or 0.48 to $71.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.73% or 0.54 to hit $73.85 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 2.79% or 51.85 to trade at $1809.55 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.06% to 110.62, while EUR/JPY fell 0.46% to 132.15.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 91.653.
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