Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.43%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.43%
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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 0.43%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were TDK Corp (T: 6762 ), which rose 8.73% or 360.0 points to trade at 4485.0 at the close. Kyocera Corp. (T: 6971 ) added 5.33% or 362.0 points to end at 7151.0 and Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) was up 3.98% or 795.0 points to 20750.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ), which lost 6.63% or 60.0 points to trade at 845.0 in late trade. Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T: 4151 ) declined 6.41% or 245.0 points to end at 3580.0 and Sojitz Corp. (T: 2768 ) shed 6.31% or 121.0 points to 1797.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2266 to 1250 and 200 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.26.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.26% or 0.22 to $84.27 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 0.46% or 0.39 to hit $85.10 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.01% or 0.20 to trade at $1796.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.27% to 113.68, while EUR/JPY fell 0.22% to 131.96.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.04% at 93.845.

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