Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%

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 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ), which rose 5.82% or 155.0 points to trade at 2817.0 at the close. Toray Industries, Inc. (T: 3402 ) added 3.87% or 27.5 points to end at 738.1 and Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) was up 3.85% or 19.0 points to 513.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which lost 4.32% or 63.0 points to trade at 1395.0 in late trade. Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2503 ) declined 2.58% or 57.0 points to end at 2154.5 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) shed 2.57% or 65.0 points to 2465.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2013 to 1444 and 270 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.00.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 2.32% or 1.54 to $67.86 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 1.57% or 1.09 to hit $70.41 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.56% or 10.65 to trade at $1915.95 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 109.44, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 133.97.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 89.715.

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