Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.45%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Banking sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.45%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T: 4151 ), which rose 2.42% or 55.0 points to trade at 2331.0 at the close. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) added 2.31% or 158.0 points to end at 7002.0 and Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) was up 2.21% or 75.0 points to 3465.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ), which lost 3.68% or 210.0 points to trade at 5500.0 in late trade. Okuma Corp. (T: 6103 ) declined 3.24% or 200.0 points to end at 5980.0 and Meidensha Corp. (T: 6508 ) shed 2.94% or 12.0 points to 396.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2101 to 1275 and 175 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.20% to 22.82.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.70% or 0.44 to $63.45 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 0.78% or 0.53 to hit $68.17 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 5.00 to trade at $1341.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.22% to 106.12, while EUR/JPY rose 0.42% to 130.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 89.55.

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