Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.08%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.08%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Warehousing , Real Estate and Finance & Investment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ), which rose 8.35% or 340.0 points to trade at 4410.0 at the close. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) added 6.94% or 196.0 points to end at 3020.0 and Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ) was up 5.24% or 160.0 points to 3215.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (T: 3865 ), which lost 9.58% or 68.0 points to trade at 642.0 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) declined 5.93% or 71.0 points to end at 1127.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 4.30% or 48.0 points to 1067.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2194 to 1104 and 192 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.10% to 19.55.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.32% or 0.18 to $56.58 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.46% or 0.29 to hit $62.87 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.18% or 2.31 to trade at $1276.59 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 113.73, while EUR/JPY rose 0.32% to 132.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 94.31.

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