Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Transportation Equipment , Pharmaceutical Industry and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.33%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ), which rose 7.97% or 70.0 points to trade at 948.0 at the close. Furukawa Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 5801 ) added 4.95% or 220.0 points to end at 4665.0 and Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) was up 3.01% or 130.0 points to 4455.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ), which lost 5.46% or 147.0 points to trade at 2547.0 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) declined 3.20% or 14.0 points to end at 423.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) shed 3.02% or 57.0 points to 1833.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1557 to 1479 and 322 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.38% to 16.39.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.70% or 0.36 to $50.77 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 0.82% or 0.44 to hit $53.43 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.13% or 1.65 to trade at $1259.75 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.06% to 111.23, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 125.19.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 96.77.
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