Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.26%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.26%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Thursday, as losses in the Trading , Machinery and Communication sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 5.08% or 320.0 points to trade at 6620.0 at the close. Kajima Corp. (T: 1812 ) added 3.25% or 29.0 points to end at 922.0 and Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ) was up 2.48% or 92.0 points to 3809.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T: 5101 ), which lost 5.69% or 130.0 points to trade at 2154.0 in late trade. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) declined 4.73% or 85.0 points to end at 1711.0 and Kobe Steel, Ltd. (T: 5406 ) shed 4.16% or 44.5 points to 1025.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1863 to 1287 and 308 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.30% to 14.01.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.11% or 0.05 to $44.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.40% or 0.19 to hit $47.19 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.95% or 12.18 to trade at $1263.72 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 109.60, while EUR/JPY fell 0.25% to 122.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 97.11.

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