Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.40%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.40%

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 1.40%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ), which rose 2.96% or 125.0 points to trade at 4345.0 at the close. Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T: 4507 ) added 2.09% or 133.0 points to end at 6504.0 and Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ) was up 1.28% or 33.0 points to 2604.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Advantest Corp. (T: 6857 ), which lost 5.75% or 330.0 points to trade at 5410.0 in late trade. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) declined 5.66% or 200.0 points to end at 3335.0 and Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ) shed 5.61% or 21.0 points to 353.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3077 to 587 and 128 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.96.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.99% or 0.52 to $51.80 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 1.37% or 0.79 to hit $56.88 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 4.35 to trade at $1590.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.14% to 109.72, while EUR/JPY fell 0.13% to 118.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 99.058.

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