Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.11%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.11% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ), which rose 3.50% or 125.0 points to trade at 3700.0 at the close. Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) added 3.10% or 215.0 points to end at 7145.0 and Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) was up 2.76% or 54.0 points to 2008.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which lost 17.90% or 376.0 points to trade at 1724.0 in late trade. Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) declined 7.83% or 204.0 points to end at 2402.0 and T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) shed 6.83% or 72.5 points to 988.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2645 to 913 and 165 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 19.71.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.38% or 0.21 to $54.72 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.44% or 0.26 to hit $58.31 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.15% or 17.45 to trade at $1534.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 105.31, while EUR/JPY fell 0.15% to 117.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 97.395.

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