Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.05%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.05%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Glass and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ), which rose 2.40% or 70.0 points to trade at 2984.0 at the close. Amada Co., Ltd. (T: 6113 ) added 2.37% or 27.0 points to end at 1164.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ) was up 2.14% or 1030.0 points to 49270.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which lost 6.82% or 270.0 points to trade at 3690.0 in late trade. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) declined 5.35% or 403.0 points to end at 7135.0 and Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) shed 4.64% or 160.0 points to 3285.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2663 to 781 and 171 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 7.14% to 17.11.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.02% or 0.01 to $65.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.14% or 0.10 to hit $70.86 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.14% or 1.70 to trade at $1186.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 110.81, while EUR/JPY rose 0.38% to 126.15.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.22% at 96.38.

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