Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.10%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.10%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Construction , Glass and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.10%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 3.46% or 68.0 points to trade at 2033.0 at the close. Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ) added 3.17% or 4.0 points to end at 130.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) was up 2.57% or 200.0 points to 7983.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ube Industries, Ltd. (T: 4208 ), which lost 3.24% or 90.0 points to trade at 2691.0 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) declined 3.02% or 25.8 points to end at 827.7 and Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T: 7186 ) shed 2.48% or 13.0 points to 511.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1804 to 1540 and 253 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 3.25% to 15.57.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was up 1.29% or 0.90 to $70.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November rose 0.77% or 0.60 to hit $78.75 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.59% or 7.10 to trade at $1199.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.39% to 111.50, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 128.95.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.42% at 95.47.

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