Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.87%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.87%
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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 0.87%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which rose 4.47% or 69.0 points to trade at 1612.0 at the close. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T: 8801 ) added 3.82% or 68.5 points to end at 1859.5 and Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) was up 2.99% or 47.0 points to 1617.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which lost 4.03% or 165.0 points to trade at 3930.0 in late trade. Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9009 ) declined 3.32% or 105.0 points to end at 3060.0 and Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) shed 3.31% or 120.0 points to 3510.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2139 to 1313 and 208 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.43.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 2.00% or 0.80 to $39.30 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.76% or 0.75 to hit $41.97 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.68% or 12.35 to trade at $1801.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.02% to 107.28, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 121.56.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.23% at 96.632.

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