Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.75%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.75%
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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 0.75%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ), which rose 10.50% or 647.0 points to trade at 6808.0 at the close. Taisei Corp. (T: 1801 ) added 6.78% or 235.0 points to end at 3700.0 and Kajima Corp. (T: 1812 ) was up 5.45% or 74.0 points to 1433.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7012 ), which lost 9.24% or 215.0 points to trade at 2112.0 in late trade. Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) declined 8.68% or 31.0 points to end at 326.0 and Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ) shed 6.61% or 41.0 points to 579.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2719 to 853 and 184 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.71.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 0.02% or 0.02 to $81.95 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.04% or 0.03 to hit $83.40 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.20% or 3.70 to trade at $1824.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.31% to 112.86, while EUR/JPY fell 0.25% to 130.86.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.08% at 93.965.

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