Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.47%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.47%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Electrical/Machinery and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 3.32% or 420.0 points to trade at 13070.0 at the close. Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) added 2.70% or 59.0 points to end at 2248.0 and Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ) was up 2.23% or 105.0 points to 4804.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which lost 5.85% or 21.0 points to trade at 338.0 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) declined 4.29% or 150.0 points to end at 3350.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) shed 3.42% or 56.0 points to 1581.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2340 to 1141 and 207 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.91% to 20.59 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.74% or 0.40 to $53.64 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March fell 0.92% or 0.58 to hit $62.16 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.05 to trade at $1283.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.23% to 109.41, while EUR/JPY fell 0.28% to 124.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.08% at 96.067.

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