Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.63%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.63%

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 1.63% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ), which rose 3.16% or 36.0 points to trade at 1177.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 3.04% or 11.0 points to end at 373.0 and Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) was up 2.96% or 73.0 points to 2539.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. (T: 7201 ), which lost 5.16% or 30.6 points to trade at 562.9 in late trade. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) declined 4.74% or 25.0 points to end at 502.0 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) shed 4.44% or 17.0 points to 366.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2456 to 1129 and 185 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 27.33 a new 6-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 3.30% or 2.31 to $67.64 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 3.50% or 2.56 to hit $70.66 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 7.90 to trade at $1793.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.36% to 113.11, while EUR/JPY fell 0.11% to 127.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.31% at 96.040.

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