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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.96%

Published 2021/07/07, 09:35
© Reuters.  Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.96%
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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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