Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.88%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.88%
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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 0.88%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ), which rose 3.72% or 56.0 points to trade at 1562.0 at the close. The Japan Steel Works, Ltd. (T: 5631 ) added 3.24% or 41.0 points to end at 1308.0 and Tokyo Tatemono Co., Ltd. (T: 8804 ) was up 2.87% or 32.0 points to 1147.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which lost 8.34% or 64.0 points to trade at 703.0 in late trade. The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T: 5101 ) declined 7.82% or 114.0 points to end at 1343.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) shed 7.70% or 215.5 points to 2584.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2195 to 1450 and 127 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 55.79.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 5.18% or 1.04 to $21.13 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.32% or 0.35 to hit $26.77 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.35% or 5.75 to trade at $1637.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.61% to 108.47, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 119.31.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.30% at 99.575.

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