Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.93%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.93%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Transportation Equipment and Marine Transport sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.93% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ), which rose 9.22% or 28.5 points to trade at 337.5 at the close. Sumitomo Corp. (T: 8053 ) added 3.40% or 51.5 points to end at 1568.0 and Furukawa Co., Ltd. (T: 5715 ) was up 3.21% or 42.0 points to 1349.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 7.69% or 23.0 points to trade at 276.0 in late trade. IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) declined 6.82% or 173.0 points to end at 2364.0 and Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) shed 6.66% or 80.0 points to 1121.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2917 to 642 and 155 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.67% to 16.76.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 1.08% or 0.67 to $61.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.97% or 0.68 to hit $69.69 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.26% or 3.35 to trade at $1284.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.34% to 109.72, while EUR/JPY fell 0.28% to 122.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 97.330.

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