Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 4.76%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 4.76%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Mining , Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic and Non-Metal Minerals sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 4.76% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ), which rose 3.83% or 120.0 points to trade at 3255.0 at the close. Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) added 1.34% or 11.0 points to end at 830.5 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) was down 0.05% or 3.0 points to 6088.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ), which lost 12.49% or 530.0 points to trade at 3715.0 in late trade. Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T: 4507 ) declined 9.35% or 571.0 points to end at 5534.0 and Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) shed 7.72% or 420.0 points to 5020.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3519 to 68 and 9 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 16.79% to 20.45 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.80% or 0.51 to $63.64 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.78% or 0.53 to hit $67.09 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.64% or 8.60 to trade at $1345.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.04% to 109.05, while EUR/JPY rose 0.14% to 135.14.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 89.43.

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