Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.30%
Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.30%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Sekisui House, Ltd. (T: 1928 ), which rose 4.26% or 83.5 points to trade at 2042.0 at the close. CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) added 4.11% or 280.0 points to end at 7100.0 and Oji Holdings Corp. (T: 3861 ) was up 3.90% or 20.0 points to 533.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings Corp (T: 4188 ), which lost 3.32% or 21.4 points to trade at 623.9 in late trade. Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) declined 3.30% or 74.0 points to end at 2168.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) shed 3.19% or 111.0 points to 3373.0.
Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1974 to 1492 and 232 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.43.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 1.07% or 0.49 to $45.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 1.17% or 0.57 to hit $48.22 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 5.10 to trade at $1871.10 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was up 0.05% to 104.11, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 126.08.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.13% at 90.905.
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