Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.31%
Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Textile , Food and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.31%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toray Industries, Inc. (T: 3402 ), which rose 3.29% or 34.0 points to trade at 1067.8 at the close. Ube Industries, Ltd. (T: 4208 ) added 2.86% or 9.0 points to end at 324.0 and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) was up 2.80% or 170.0 points to 6250.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. (T: 3105 ), which lost 9.83% or 145.0 points to trade at 1330.0 in late trade. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) declined 5.43% or 32.0 points to end at 557.5 and Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) shed 5.25% or 27.0 points to 487.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2051 to 1166 and 237 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.80% to 13.56 a new 1-month low.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.06% or 0.03 to $49.33 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.11% or 0.06 to hit $55.10 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.02% or 0.25 to trade at $1328.25 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 110.40, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 131.39.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 92.32.
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