Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.21%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.21%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Paper & Pulp and Textile sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.21%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ), which rose 7.66% or 83.0 points to trade at 1166.0 at the close. Kuraray Co., Ltd. (T: 3405 ) added 4.98% or 90.0 points to end at 1897.0 and Konica Minolta, Inc. (T: 4902 ) was up 3.60% or 35.0 points to 1007.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ), which lost 8.99% or 16.0 points to trade at 162.0 in late trade. Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) declined 8.41% or 365.0 points to end at 3975.0 and Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T: 2002 ) shed 6.66% or 164.0 points to 2299.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1848 to 1528 and 205 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.15% to 14.56.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.01% or 0.01 to $70.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.46% or 0.36 to hit $78.59 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.64% or 8.40 to trade at $1309.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 109.89, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 130.98.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.10% at 92.64.

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