Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.97%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.97%
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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 1.97%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ), which rose 2.93% or 22.0 points to trade at 774.0 at the close. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) added 2.62% or 44.0 points to end at 1721.0 and Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ) was up 2.35% or 180.0 points to 7830.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ), which lost 6.29% or 62.0 points to trade at 924.0 in late trade. Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) declined 5.92% or 126.0 points to end at 2001.0 and CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) shed 5.47% or 240.0 points to 4150.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2834 to 824 and 109 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 37.67.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.24% or 0.05 to $20.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 8.56% or 2.19 to hit $23.38 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 4.70 to trade at $1715.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.22% to 107.38, while EUR/JPY fell 0.45% to 116.36.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 100.273.

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