Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.47%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.47%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Banking , Mining and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.47%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Soda Co., Ltd. (T: 4041 ), which rose 6.37% or 29.0 points to trade at 484.0 at the close. Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ) added 5.30% or 52.0 points to end at 1033.0 and Asahi Kasei Corp. (T: 3407 ) was up 4.70% or 36.1 points to 805.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Teijin Ltd. (T: 3401 ), which lost 7.79% or 30.0 points to trade at 355.0 in late trade. Aozora Bank, Ltd. (T: 8304 ) declined 6.79% or 26.0 points to end at 357.0 and Sojitz Corp. (T: 2768 ) shed 6.37% or 15.5 points to 228.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1513 to 438 and 106 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.29% to 23.82 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.40% or 0.16 to $40.22 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October rose 0.47% or 0.20 to hit $42.34 a barrel, while the December Gold contract fell 0.03% or 0.45 to trade at $1359.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 102.29, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 114.39.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.18% at 95.58.

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