Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.12%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.12%
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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 declined 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tosoh Corp. (T: 4042 ), which rose 6.99% or 94.0 points to trade at 1439.0 at the close. Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ) added 5.49% or 76.0 points to end at 1460.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) was up 4.56% or 11.0 points to 252.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ), which lost 8.70% or 60.0 points to trade at 630.0 in late trade. The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T: 8331 ) declined 6.29% or 31.0 points to end at 462.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) shed 5.80% or 65.0 points to 1056.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1942 to 1645 and 185 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 28.01 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 2.36% or 0.57 to $24.71 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 1.32% or 0.39 to hit $30.02 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.43% or 7.30 to trade at $1705.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.06% to 107.59, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 116.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 100.230.

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