Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.36%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.36%
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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 0.36%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 3.51% or 175.0 points to trade at 5160.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) added 2.85% or 67.0 points to end at 2417.0 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) was up 2.15% or 12.0 points to 570.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 5.07% or 82.0 points to trade at 1534.0 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) declined 4.87% or 102.0 points to end at 1992.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) shed 3.76% or 63.0 points to 1613.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2576 to 968 and 196 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.18.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.66% or 0.44 to $66.61 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.63% or 0.44 to hit $69.07 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 6.45 to trade at $1796.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 109.25, while EUR/JPY fell 0.03% to 128.60.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.09% at 92.700.

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