Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.19%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.19%
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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 2.19% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ), which rose 5.60% or 50.0 points to trade at 943.0 at the close. Idemitsu Kosan Co Ltd (T: 5019 ) added 3.69% or 109.0 points to end at 3060.0 and Sojitz Corp. (T: 2768 ) was up 3.60% or 64.0 points to 1843.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ), which lost 6.92% or 5420.0 points to trade at 72850.0 in late trade. Z Holdings Corp (T: 4689 ) declined 5.55% or 39.6 points to end at 673.3 and Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ) shed 4.99% or 100.0 points to 1903.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2958 to 642 and 145 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.88.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.39% or 0.30 to $77.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.57% or 0.46 to hit $81.72 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 7.50 to trade at $1760.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.27% to 111.17, while EUR/JPY rose 0.05% to 128.94.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.20% at 93.963.

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