Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.61%

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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 0.61%.

The best performers of the session on the were The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T:), which rose 2.47% or 30.0 points to trade at 1243.5 at the close. Meanwhile, Sekisui House, Ltd. (T:) added 1.77% or 38.5 points to end at 2209.0 and Comsys Holdings Corp. (T:) was up 1.65% or 50.0 points to 3075.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dentsu Inc. (T:), which fell 3.57% or 135.0 points to trade at 3645.0 at the close. SUMCO Corp. (T:) declined 3.42% or 51.0 points to end at 1442.0 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T:) was down 3.04% or 29.0 points to 925.0.

Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 1679 to 1678 and 254 ended unchanged.

Shares in Sekisui House, Ltd. (T:) rose to 5-year highs; gaining 1.77% or 38.5 to 2209.0.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.02.

Crude oil for November delivery was down 0.19% or 0.10 to $52.53 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.14% or 0.08 to hit $58.16 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.72% or 10.85 to trade at $1514.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 107.19, while EUR/JPY rose 0.35% to 117.69.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 98.692.

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