Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.01%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.01%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ), which rose 4.09% or 69.0 points to trade at 1755.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Corp. (T: 8058 ) added 3.12% or 78.5 points to end at 2591.0 and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) was up 2.87% or 93.0 points to 3330.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Canon Inc (T: 7751 ), which lost 4.09% or 75.0 points to trade at 1757.0 in late trade. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) declined 3.76% or 16.0 points to end at 410.0 and The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T: 5631 ) shed 3.73% or 57.0 points to 1473.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1734 to 1731 and 218 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.99.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.13% or 0.48 to $43.09 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 1.13% or 0.51 to hit $45.79 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.85% or 16.75 to trade at $1995.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.10% to 105.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 126.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 91.957.

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