Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.77%
Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Textile , Transportation Equipment and Power sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.77%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (TYO: 1332 ), which rose 2.74% or 16.00 points to trade at 599.00 at the close. Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (TYO: 9503 ) added 1.09% or 15.00 points to end at 1,390.00 and Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (TYO: 2002 ) was up 0.73% or 12.00 points to 1,656.00 in late trade.
Biggest losers included TDK Corp (TYO: 6762 ), which lost 5.14% or 210.00 points to trade at 3,875.00 in late trade. Nitto Denko Co (TYO: 6988 ) declined 4.70% or 410.00 points to end at 8,310.00 and Fanuc Corp. (TYO: 6954 ) shed 4.54% or 995.00 points to 20,920.00.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2910 to 637 and 218 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.03% to 22.64.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 2.54% or 2.64 to $101.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 2.18% or 2.33 to hit $104.77 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.21% or 3.65 to trade at $1,735.35 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.15% to 137.21, while EUR/JPY fell 0.45% to 137.35.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.46% at 108.32.
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