Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.70%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.70%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 2.70% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Casio Computer Co., Ltd. (T: 6952 ), which rose 0.30% or 5.0 points to trade at 1670.0 at the close. NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) added 0.16% or 5.0 points to end at 3145.0 and Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2503 ) was up 0.09% or 2.5 points to 2684.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included TOTO Ltd. (T: 5332 ), which lost 8.27% or 380.0 points to trade at 4215.0 in late trade. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) declined 6.80% or 120.5 points to end at 1652.5 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) shed 6.51% or 430.0 points to 6175.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3206 to 339 and 135 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.50% to 21.80.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was down 0.48% or 0.33 to $68.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 1.01% or 0.81 to hit $79.02 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 1.41% or 17.20 to trade at $1238.40 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.43% to 112.32, while EUR/JPY fell 0.40% to 128.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.09% at 95.66.

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