Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.62%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.62%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Railway & Bus , Marine Transport and Transport sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ), which rose 3.82% or 130.0 points to trade at 3535.0 at the close. Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ) added 2.62% or 127.0 points to end at 4980.0 and Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2503 ) was up 2.51% or 57.0 points to 2330.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TDK Corp (T: 6762 ), which lost 6.52% or 520.0 points to trade at 7450.0 in late trade. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) declined 5.68% or 245.0 points to end at 4065.0 and Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) shed 5.35% or 570.0 points to 10085.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2164 to 1313 and 236 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.05% to 18.37.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.70% or 0.43 to $60.99 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.82% or 0.58 to hit $70.41 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.01% or 0.15 to trade at $1274.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.12% to 110.20, while EUR/JPY fell 0.22% to 122.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 98.067.

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