Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.75%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.75%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Mining and Paper & Pulp sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.75% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ), which rose 6.62% or 50.0 points to trade at 805.0 at the close. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) added 5.83% or 58.0 points to end at 1053.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) was up 4.45% or 64.0 points to 1502.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ), which lost 10.00% or 22.0 points to trade at 198.0 in late trade. DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ) declined 5.84% or 240.0 points to end at 3870.0 and Amada Co., Ltd. (T: 6113 ) shed 4.86% or 71.0 points to 1389.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2122 to 1298 and 157 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 28.43% to 36.05 a new 52-week high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.62% or 0.37 to $59.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April rose 0.75% or 0.47 to hit $63.06 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.29% or 3.90 to trade at $1330.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.84% to 107.75, while EUR/JPY fell 0.58% to 132.79.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.30% at 89.74.

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