Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.55%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.55%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Mining and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.55% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 9.18% or 178.0 points to trade at 2118.0 at the close. Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) added 2.33% or 260.0 points to end at 11410.0 and Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) was up 1.70% or 75.0 points to 4495.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (T: 3863 ), which lost 8.73% or 180.0 points to trade at 1882.0 in late trade. Minebea Mitsumi Inc (T: 6479 ) declined 5.04% or 108.0 points to end at 2036.0 and Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ) shed 4.08% or 41.0 points to 964.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2532 to 846 and 184 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.14% to 14.95.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 2.06% or 1.40 to $66.48 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $75.31 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.04% or 0.50 to trade at $1304.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.85% to 108.49, while EUR/JPY fell 1.59% to 125.17.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.49% at 94.82.

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