© Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.10%
Investing.com – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the , and sectors led shares lower.
At the close in Tokyo, the lost 0.10%.
The best performers of the session on the were Nippon Paper Industries Co., Ltd. (TYO:), which rose 4.11% or 53.00 points to trade at 1,344.00 at the close. Meanwhile, Rakuten Inc (TYO:) added 3.99% or 22.40 points to end at 584.40 and CyberAgent Inc (TYO:) was up 3.32% or 27.20 points to 846.90 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were GS Yuasa Corp. (TYO:), which fell 10.82% or 269.50 points to trade at 2,220.50 at the close. Mazda Motor Corp (TYO:) declined 4.50% or 75.50 points to end at 1,602.50 and Itochu Corp. (TYO:) was down 3.66% or 225.00 points to 5,925.00.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 2114 to 1472 and 284 ended unchanged.
The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.51% to 18.28 a new 1-month low.
Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.77% or 0.60 to $77.23 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in January fell 0.77% or 0.63 to hit $81.69 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.64% or 12.75 to trade at $1,993.05 a troy ounce.
USD/JPY was down 0.41% to 147.76, while EUR/JPY fell 0.29% to 161.87.
The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.11% at 103.21.