Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.08%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.08%
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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 3.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ), which rose 3.77% or 87.5 points to trade at 2410.0 at the close. Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ) added 2.11% or 26.0 points to end at 1258.0 and Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 6302 ) was up 1.69% or 55.0 points to 3305.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 11.22% or 215.0 points to trade at 1701.0 in late trade. Oki Electric Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 6703 ) declined 10.94% or 131.0 points to end at 1066.0 and Japan Steel Works Ltd (T: 5631 ) shed 7.57% or 211.0 points to 2576.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3085 to 516 and 134 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.20.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.85% or 0.55 to $64.37 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.81% or 0.55 to hit $67.77 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.70 to trade at $1835.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 108.86, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 132.15.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 90.257.

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