Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.07%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.07%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Transportation Equipment , Marine Transport and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Takashimaya Co., Ltd. (T: 8233 ), which rose 4.49% or 83.0 points to trade at 1930.0 at the close. Showa Shell Sekiyu K.K. (T: 5002 ) added 4.41% or 109.0 points to end at 2579.0 and Dentsu Inc. (T: 4324 ) was up 3.58% or 190.0 points to 5490.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which lost 5.73% or 133.0 points to trade at 2188.0 in late trade. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) declined 4.05% or 260.0 points to end at 6160.0 and Marui Group Co., Ltd. (T: 8252 ) shed 3.95% or 108.0 points to 2628.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1805 to 1623 and 192 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.07% to 16.94.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.31% or 0.23 to $75.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.07% or 0.06 to hit $84.92 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.49% or 5.80 to trade at $1197.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.20% to 113.68, while EUR/JPY fell 0.67% to 131.02.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.35% at 95.25.

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