Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.81%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.81%
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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 lost 1.81% to hit a new 52-week low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ), which unchanged 0% or 0 points to trade at 1146.0 at the close. Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) unchanged 0% or 0 points to end at 5412.0 and Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T: 5019 ) was unchanged 0% or 0 points to 2983.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ), which unchanged 0% or 0 points to trade at 5154.0 in late trade. AGC Inc (T: 5201 ) unchanged 0% or 0 points to end at 5390.0 and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) 0% or 0 points to 2379.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2560 to 1092 and 151 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 27.59.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 3.68% or 3.32 to $93.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 2.10% or 1.95 to hit $94.94 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.63% or 12.05 to trade at $1911.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was unchanged 0% to 114.74, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0% to 129.79.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 96.112.

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