Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.61%
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 declined 0.61%.
The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Canon Inc (T: 7751 ), which rose 1.95% or 46.5 points to trade at 2431.0 at the close. Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T: 4507 ) added 1.76% or 104.0 points to end at 6004.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) was up 1.50% or 70.0 points to 4750.0 in late trade.
Biggest losers included Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ), which lost 7.21% or 198.0 points to trade at 2548.0 in late trade. Rakuten Inc (T: 4755 ) declined 6.69% or 99.0 points to end at 1381.0 and Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) shed 5.82% or 250.0 points to 4045.0.
Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2715 to 885 and 160 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 24.39.
In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.20% or 0.74 to $60.82 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 1.22% or 0.79 to hit $63.83 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.01% or 0.25 to trade at $1737.85 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 108.73, while EUR/JPY fell 0.14% to 129.69.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 91.852.
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