Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.12%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.12%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Retail , Food and Chemical sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.12% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ), which rose 3.04% or 54.0 points to trade at 1828.0 at the close. Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) added 2.97% or 20.4 points to end at 708.0 and Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) was up 2.66% or 49.0 points to 1894.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ), which lost 4.98% or 230.0 points to trade at 4392.5 in late trade. SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ) declined 3.72% or 20.0 points to end at 518.0 and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) shed 3.53% or 135.0 points to 3685.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2545 to 879 and 162 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 18.61% to 23.01 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.76% or 0.56 to $74.50 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.38% or 0.29 to hit $77.59 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 3.80 to trade at $1245.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 110.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.27% to 129.41.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.23% at 94.38.

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