Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.42%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.42%

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 fell 2.42% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ), which rose 5.99% or 10.0 points to trade at 177.0 at the close. Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ) added 2.10% or 12.0 points to end at 584.0 and Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ) was up 1.44% or 13.0 points to 914.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokuyama Corp. (T: 4043 ), which lost 7.57% or 14.0 points to trade at 171.0 in late trade. IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) declined 5.99% or 13.0 points to end at 204.0 and SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) shed 5.93% or 40.0 points to 635.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1854 to 42 and 10 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 9.52% to 28.07.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 0.50% or 0.18 to $35.52 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.24% or 0.09 to hit $37.60 a barrel, while the June Gold contract rose 0.69% or 8.40 to trade at $1227.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.89% to 110.35, while EUR/JPY fell 0.89% to 125.67.

The US Dollar Index was down 0.06% at 94.53.

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