Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.73%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.73%
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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 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ), which rose 4.28% or 82.0 points to trade at 1999.0 at the close. Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T: 8766 ) added 3.14% or 193.0 points to end at 6344.0 and Toyota Motor Corp (T: 7203 ) was up 2.15% or 43.0 points to 2045.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ), which lost 2.82% or 15.5 points to trade at 535.1 in late trade. Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ) declined 2.72% or 1900.0 points to end at 67860.0 and ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ) shed 2.62% or 62.0 points to 2302.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2383 to 1169 and 212 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.78.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.03% or 0.02 to $71.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.35% or 0.26 to hit $74.65 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.05% or 0.95 to trade at $1787.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 113.65, while EUR/JPY rose 0.03% to 128.16.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 96.380.

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