Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.05%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.05%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Transportation Equipment , Banking and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.05% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ), which rose 3.38% or 10.0 points to trade at 305.5 at the close. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) added 3.20% or 105.0 points to end at 3385.0 and Denki Kagaku Kogyo K.K. (T: 4061 ) was up 2.78% or 19.0 points to 702.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 2.35% or 17.0 points to trade at 706.0 in late trade. Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9531 ) declined 2.16% or 12.8 points to end at 579.6 and Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) shed 1.75% or 55.0 points to 3090.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1653 to 1500 and 300 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.46% to 17.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 0.80% or 0.38 to $47.91 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.83% or 0.43 to hit $52.09 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.48% or 6.21 to trade at $1290.49 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.34% to 109.34, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 128.73.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.33% at 93.31.

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