Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.14%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.14%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Fishery and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.14%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were The Yokohama Rubber Co., Ltd. (T: 5101 ), which rose 3.38% or 89.0 points to trade at 2726.0 at the close. Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (T: 3865 ) added 3.01% or 19.0 points to end at 650.0 and Hitachi Ltd (T: 6501 ) was up 2.81% or 23.9 points to 873.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Taisei Corp. (T: 1801 ), which lost 6.31% or 380.0 points to trade at 5645.0 in late trade. Kajima Corp. (T: 1812 ) declined 5.24% or 59.0 points to end at 1066.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 3.87% or 52.0 points to 1290.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2044 to 1310 and 215 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 0.41% to 14.61.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.33% or 0.19 to $57.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February rose 0.06% or 0.04 to hit $63.45 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.11% or 1.40 to trade at $1266.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was unchanged 0.00% to 112.55, while EUR/JPY rose 0.15% to 132.80.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.05% at 93.18.

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