Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.04%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.04%
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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 0.04%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Canon Inc (T: 7751 ), which rose 8.05% or 144.0 points to trade at 1932.0 at the close. Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ) added 5.98% or 67.0 points to end at 1187.0 and Yahoo Japan Corp. (T: 4689 ) was up 4.29% or 30.0 points to 729.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fuji Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6504 ), which lost 4.82% or 165.0 points to trade at 3255.0 in late trade. JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ) declined 4.30% or 39.0 points to end at 868.0 and Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ) shed 4.05% or 23.0 points to 545.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1898 to 1569 and 216 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.19.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.62% or 0.24 to $38.80 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.61% or 0.25 to hit $41.06 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.45 to trade at $1907.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 104.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 123.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 93.007.

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