Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.09%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.09%
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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 fell 0.09%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ), which rose 2.36% or 22.0 points to trade at 954.0 at the close. Taisei Corp. (T: 1801 ) added 2.33% or 85.0 points to end at 3730.0 and Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ) was up 2.21% or 13.0 points to 600.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ), which lost 4.80% or 159.0 points to trade at 3154.0 in late trade. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) declined 3.90% or 12.0 points to end at 296.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) shed 3.13% or 70.0 points to 2167.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2038 to 1404 and 245 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.95.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.09% or 0.05 to $55.73 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.47% or 0.28 to hit $59.65 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.37% or 5.75 to trade at $1554.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 106.06, while EUR/JPY fell 0.03% to 117.51.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 98.175.

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