Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.56%

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the Paper & PulpRailway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.56%.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689), which rose 5.62% or 26.0 points to trade at 489.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Softbank Group Corp. (T:9984) added 5.02% or 253.0 points to end at 5295.0 and Sony Corp (T:6758) was up 2.53% or 189.0 points to 7669.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Mazda Motor Corp (T:7261), which fell 4.34% or 34.0 points to trade at 749.0 at the close. Taiheiyo Cement Corp. (T:5233) declined 4.05% or 107.0 points to end at 2534.0 and JTEKT Corp. (T:6473) was down 4.01% or 37.0 points to 885.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1777 to 1717 and 165 ended unchanged.

Shares in Yahoo Japan Corp. (T:4689) rose to 52-week highs; up 5.62% or 26.0 to 489.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 39.59 a new 1-month high.

Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.18% or 0.07 to $38.31 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.12% or 0.05 to hit $41.01 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.13% or 2.20 to trade at $1734.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 107.33, while EUR/JPY rose 0.25% to 121.16.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 96.793.

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