Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.17%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.17%
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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 0.17%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ), which rose 5.68% or 113.0 points to trade at 2104.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 5.67% or 16.0 points to end at 298.0 and IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) was up 4.57% or 89.0 points to 2036.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ), which lost 7.86% or 194.0 points to trade at 2275.5 in late trade. Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ) declined 4.32% or 32.0 points to end at 709.0 and Kubota Corp. (T: 6326 ) shed 3.20% or 72.5 points to 2190.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2043 to 1432 and 255 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.53.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.45% or 0.21 to $46.78 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.48% or 0.24 to hit $50.05 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.78% or 14.35 to trade at $1846.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 104.07, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 126.33.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 90.698.

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