Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.06%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.06%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Construction and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 2.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ), which rose 4.13% or 150.0 points to trade at 3785.0 at the close. Softbank Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 1.87% or 164.0 points to end at 8941.0 and Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ) was up 1.24% or 20.0 points to 1631.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which lost 7.27% or 169.0 points to trade at 2156.0 in late trade. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) declined 6.61% or 171.0 points to end at 2416.0 and JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) shed 6.32% or 119.0 points to 1765.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2949 to 606 and 135 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.22% to 19.60 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 1.22% or 0.73 to $59.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.93% or 0.65 to hit $69.47 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.07% or 0.90 to trade at $1202.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.22% to 114.09, while EUR/JPY rose 0.47% to 128.30.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 97.35.

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