Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.96%
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 lost 0.96%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ), which rose 2.52% or 80.0 points to trade at 3260.0 at the close. Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) added 1.99% or 59.0 points to end at 3020.0 and NTT Data Corp. (T: 9613 ) was up 0.98% or 17.0 points to 1744.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which lost 7.60% or 44.0 points to trade at 535.0 in late trade. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) declined 4.26% or 15.0 points to end at 337.0 and T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) shed 4.21% or 62.0 points to 1410.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2668 to 877 and 201 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 15.85 a new 52-week low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.08% or 0.79 to $74.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.93% or 0.69 to hit $75.22 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.56% or 10.05 to trade at $1804.25 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 110.67, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 130.77.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 92.560.
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