Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.34%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.34%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Electrical/Machinery , Chemical and Mining sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 1.34%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ), which rose 4.07% or 520.0 points to trade at 13290.0 at the close. IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) added 2.26% or 97.5 points to end at 4412.5 and Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ) was up 1.50% or 26.0 points to 1763.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ), which lost 8.97% or 146.0 points to trade at 1481.0 in late trade. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) declined 5.98% or 200.0 points to end at 3145.0 and Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) shed 5.54% or 355.0 points to 6050.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2871 to 658 and 137 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.38% to 18.05.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was up 0.55% or 0.41 to $74.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December rose 0.77% or 0.65 to hit $84.56 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.36% or 4.30 to trade at $1192.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.05% to 113.17, while EUR/JPY fell 0.22% to 129.83.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.16% at 95.59.

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