Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.59%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.59%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Communication and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.59% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ), which rose 5.40% or 71.0 points to trade at 1385.0 at the close. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) added 5.24% or 113.0 points to end at 2268.0 and Tokyu Corp. (T: 9005 ) was up 5.13% or 92.0 points to 1886.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ), which lost 15.99% or 230.0 points to trade at 1208.5 in late trade. Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ) declined 14.26% or 348.0 points to end at 2092.0 and Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) shed 10.96% or 63.0 points to 512.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2185 to 1383 and 164 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.17% to 23.79 a new 3-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.25% or 0.15 to $60.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 0.01% or 0.01 to hit $70.24 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.24% or 3.15 to trade at $1298.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.38% to 109.72, while EUR/JPY rose 0.49% to 123.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 97.167.

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