Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.86%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.86%
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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 0.86%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ), which rose 4.85% or 33.0 points to trade at 713.0 at the close. Haseko Corp (T: 1808 ) added 3.58% or 50.0 points to end at 1446.0 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) was up 3.52% or 16.0 points to 470.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ), which lost 4.82% or 32.2 points to trade at 636.3 in late trade. Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ) declined 4.09% or 19.0 points to end at 445.0 and NTT Data Corp. (T: 9613 ) shed 3.87% or 68.0 points to 1689.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2219 to 1295 and 238 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 26.24.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.84% or 0.51 to $60.13 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.93% or 0.59 to hit $63.10 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.34% or 5.85 to trade at $1717.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.11% to 106.86, while EUR/JPY fell 0.20% to 128.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.27% at 91.285.

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