Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.59%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.59%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Retail , Precision Instruments and Marine Transport sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.59%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ), which rose 18.81% or 43.5 points to trade at 274.8 at the close. Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T: 5002 ) added 4.35% or 49.0 points to end at 1175.0 and Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) was up 3.34% or 28.0 points to 866.2 in late trade.

Biggest losers included NSK Ltd. (T: 6471 ), which lost 3.35% or 51.0 points to trade at 1473.0 in late trade. Amada Co., Ltd. (T: 6113 ) declined 3.11% or 41.0 points to end at 1277.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) shed 2.43% or 80.0 points to 3215.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1828 to 1340 and 313 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 4.35% to 12.75 a new 5-year low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.20% or 0.09 to $46.11 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.21% or 0.10 to hit $48.52 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 1.86 to trade at $1235.56 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.28% to 112.31, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 129.43.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.32% at 94.62.

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