Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.12%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.12%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Steel , Precision Instruments and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.12%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7011 ), which rose 4.97% or 22.3 points to trade at 470.9 at the close. Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) added 2.30% or 80.0 points to end at 3560.0 and Pioneer Corp. (T: 6773 ) was up 2.05% or 5.0 points to 249.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nisshin Steel Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5413 ), which lost 2.41% or 38.0 points to trade at 1540.0 in late trade. DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) declined 2.20% or 56.0 points to end at 2490.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) shed 2.06% or 140.0 points to 6670.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1530 to 1452 and 364 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.63% to 14.98.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.21% or 0.10 to $48.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 0.21% or 0.11 to hit $51.24 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.19% or 2.25 to trade at $1200.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.22% to 115.13, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 122.55.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 101.46.

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