Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.05%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.05%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Precision Instruments , Electrical/Machinery and Communication sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.05%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kubota Corp. (T: 6326 ), which rose 3.38% or 62.5 points to trade at 1913.0 at the close. Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ) added 3.27% or 118.0 points to end at 3723.0 and Shimizu Corp. (T: 1803 ) was up 2.97% or 33.0 points to 1143.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ), which lost 2.94% or 12.0 points to trade at 395.5 in late trade. Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ) declined 2.30% or 12.0 points to end at 510.0 and Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) shed 2.28% or 120.0 points to 5150.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1800 to 1321 and 343 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.67% to 13.90.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was up 0.65% or 0.30 to $46.38 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.75% or 0.36 to hit $48.65 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.39% or 4.92 to trade at $1263.98 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.21% to 110.18, while EUR/JPY rose 0.32% to 123.56.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 97.01.

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