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

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Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Wednesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the declined 0.62%.

The best performers of the session on the were Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T:), which rose 6.95% or 139.0 points to trade at 2140.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Rakuten Inc (T:) added 2.62% or 25.0 points to end at 981.0 and SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T:) was up 2.16% or 10.0 points to 472.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Nippon Yusen K.K (T:), which fell 4.18% or 83.0 points to trade at 1905.0 at the close. T&D Holdings, Inc. (T:) declined 4.02% or 53.0 points to end at 1266.0 and JGC Corp. (T:) was down 3.71% or 63.0 points to 1633.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2168 to 1355 and 240 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.49.

Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.04% or 0.02 to $55.33 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.18% or 0.11 to hit $60.80 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.20 to trade at $1474.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 108.52, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 120.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 97.790.

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