Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.96%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.96%
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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 fell 0.96%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ), which rose 4.89% or 20.0 points to trade at 429.0 at the close. Canon Inc (T: 7751 ) added 4.36% or 97.0 points to end at 2322.0 and Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ) was up 4.09% or 68.0 points to 1730.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which lost 6.04% or 119.0 points to trade at 1852.0 in late trade. JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) declined 5.48% or 55.0 points to end at 948.0 and Sumitomo Metal Mining Co., Ltd. (T: 5713 ) shed 5.35% or 273.0 points to 4830.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2191 to 1320 and 220 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.90.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.51% or 0.27 to $52.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.54% or 0.30 to hit $55.38 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 3.60 to trade at $1851.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.04% to 103.78, while EUR/JPY fell 0.10% to 125.78.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 90.517.

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