Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.60%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.60%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Transportation Equipment and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ), which rose 4.45% or 170.0 points to trade at 3990.0 at the close. The Kansai Electric Power Co. (T: 9503 ) added 3.24% or 41.5 points to end at 1322.0 and Chubu Electric Power Co., Inc. (T: 9502 ) was up 2.67% or 38.5 points to 1481.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fanuc Corp. (T: 6954 ), which lost 3.28% or 880.0 points to trade at 25920.0 in late trade. Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) declined 2.87% or 183.0 points to end at 6196.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 2.85% or 47.0 points to 1601.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1813 to 1546 and 214 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.55% to 21.91.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 0.90% or 0.56 to $62.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.71% or 0.47 to hit $66.52 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 2.60 to trade at $1315.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.35% to 106.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.49% to 131.52.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 89.42.

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