Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.94%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.94%
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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 declined 0.94%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ), which rose 5.86% or 158.0 points to trade at 2855.0 at the close. Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ) added 4.43% or 87.0 points to end at 2051.0 and Mazda Motor Corp (T: 7261 ) was up 3.75% or 36.0 points to 996.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ), which lost 5.22% or 56.0 points to trade at 1017.0 in late trade. Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ) declined 4.34% or 220.0 points to end at 4850.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) shed 3.96% or 306.0 points to 7419.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2677 to 851 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 22.19.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.15% or 0.12 to $80.64 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.19% or 0.16 to hit $83.49 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.66% or 11.60 to trade at $1767.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.28% to 113.61, while EUR/JPY rose 0.16% to 131.08.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 94.502.

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