Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.40%

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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 fell 1.40%.

The best performers of the session on the were CyberAgent Inc (T:), which rose 2.96% or 125.0 points to trade at 4345.0 at the close. Meanwhile, Shionogi & Co., Ltd. (T:) added 2.09% or 133.0 points to end at 6504.0 and Maruha Nichiro Corp (T:) was up 1.28% or 33.0 points to 2604.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Advantest Corp. (T:), which fell 5.75% or 330.0 points to trade at 5410.0 at the close. Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T:) declined 5.66% or 200.0 points to end at 3335.0 and Unitika, Ltd. (T:) was down 5.61% or 21.0 points to 353.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3077 to 587 and 128 ended unchanged.

The , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 15.96.

Crude oil for April delivery was down 0.99% or 0.52 to $51.80 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 1.37% or 0.79 to hit $56.88 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.27% or 4.35 to trade at $1590.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.14% to 109.72, while EUR/JPY fell 0.12% to 118.89.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 99.062.

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