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 lost 0.96% to hit a new 6-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Canon Inc (T: 7751 ), which rose 9.24% or 229.0 points to trade at 2708.0 at the close. Seiko Epson Cor (T: 6724 ) added 5.15% or 94.0 points to end at 1919.0 and Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ) was up 2.98% or 29.0 points to 1001.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ), which lost 4.54% or 36.0 points to trade at 757.0 in late trade. Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) declined 4.21% or 165.0 points to end at 3755.0 and Sumitomo Chemical Co., Ltd. (T: 4005 ) shed 4.06% or 23.0 points to 544.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2714 to 829 and 224 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.62.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 1.15% or 0.76 to $67.11 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 1.14% or 0.78 to hit $69.40 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.40% or 7.25 to trade at $1816.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 109.67, while EUR/JPY rose 0.02% to 129.15.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.11% at 93.002.

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