Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.22%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.22%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Construction , Railway & Bus and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.22%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Resona Holdings, Inc. (T: 8308 ), which rose 3.99% or 24.5 points to trade at 638.4 at the close. Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) added 3.51% or 45.5 points to end at 1342.0 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) was up 3.06% or 88.0 points to 2960.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 3.31% or 40.0 points to trade at 1168.0 in late trade. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) declined 2.62% or 110.0 points to end at 4090.0 and Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ) shed 2.45% or 53.5 points to 2128.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1664 to 1605 and 241 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.61% to 15.29 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was up 0.67% or 0.39 to $58.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.94% or 0.61 to hit $65.30 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 0.90 to trade at $1246.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 113.44, while EUR/JPY fell 0.01% to 133.64.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 93.86.

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