Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.44%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.44%
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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 fell 0.44%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which rose 6.70% or 400.0 points to trade at 6370.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) added 6.14% or 157.0 points to end at 2713.0 and Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ) was up 4.77% or 310.0 points to 6810.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ), which lost 4.63% or 91.0 points to trade at 1875.0 in late trade. Tokyu Corp. (T: 9005 ) declined 4.08% or 61.0 points to end at 1433.0 and West Japan Railway Co. (T: 9021 ) shed 4.06% or 241.0 points to 5697.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1892 to 1588 and 189 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.50 a new 3-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.06% or 0.43 to $40.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.93% or 0.40 to hit $42.70 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.70 to trade at $1791.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 107.56, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 121.40.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 96.930.

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