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 lost 1.97%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which rose 2.19% or 59.0 points to trade at 2747.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 1.66% or 65.0 points to end at 3970.0 and Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ) was up 1.40% or 10.0 points to 726.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ), which lost 5.82% or 125.0 points to trade at 2024.0 in late trade. Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) declined 4.46% or 155.0 points to end at 3320.0 and Daikin Industries, Ltd. (T: 6367 ) shed 4.28% or 985.0 points to 22010.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2875 to 704 and 156 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.30.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 0.99% or 0.63 to $64.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.04% or 0.70 to hit $67.75 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.03% or 0.45 to trade at $1770.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.24% to 108.42, while EUR/JPY rose 0.56% to 130.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.17% at 90.895.

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