Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.18%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.18%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Insurance , Fishery and Banking sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.18%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which rose 3.98% or 155.0 points to trade at 4045.0 at the close. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) added 3.31% or 10.0 points to end at 312.5 and Nitto Denko Co (T: 6988 ) was up 2.01% or 174.0 points to 8833.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which lost 7.38% or 890.0 points to trade at 11170.0 in late trade. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) declined 3.60% or 180.0 points to end at 4820.0 and Tokyo Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9501 ) shed 3.46% or 20.0 points to 557.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1882 to 1482 and 207 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.41% to 14.54.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.44% or 0.32 to $72.67 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.67% or 0.53 to hit $79.75 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.18% or 2.30 to trade at $1293.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.08% to 110.97, while EUR/JPY rose 0.10% to 131.07.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.19% at 93.28.

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