Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.44%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.44%
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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 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 3.05% or 33.0 points to trade at 1114.0 at the close. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) added 2.37% or 49.0 points to end at 2116.0 and Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) was up 1.54% or 31.0 points to 2039.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which lost 4.90% or 43.0 points to trade at 835.0 in late trade. Hino Motors, Ltd. (T: 7205 ) declined 4.04% or 30.0 points to end at 713.0 and Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ) shed 4.02% or 32.0 points to 764.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1793 to 1669 and 226 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.43 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.43% or 0.16 to $37.10 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.50% or 0.20 to hit $39.41 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.47% or 9.20 to trade at $1972.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.03% to 105.69, while EUR/JPY rose 0.12% to 125.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 92.940.

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