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Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.34%

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(C) Reuters. Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.34% – Japan stocks were lower after the close on Tuesday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp, Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors led shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 3.34% to hit a new 3-months low.

The best performers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T:4901), which rose 2.83% or 153.0 points to trade at 5567.0 at the close. Meanwhile, CyberAgent Inc (T:4751) fell 0.46% or 20.0 points to end at 4330.0 and Rakuten Inc (T:4755) was down 0.71% or 7.0 points to 980.0 in late trade.

The worst performers of the session were Dentsu Inc. (T:4324), which fell 7.97% or 265.0 points to trade at 3060.0 at the close. Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T:5901) declined 7.65% or 150.0 points to end at 1812.0 and Takara Holdings Inc. (T:2531) was down 6.96% or 65.0 points to 869.0.

Falling stocks outnumbered advancing ones on the Tokyo Stock Exchange by 3638 to 128 and 45 ended unchanged.

Shares in Dentsu Inc. (T:4324) fell to 5-year lows; falling 7.97% or 265.0 to 3060.0. Shares in Takara Holdings Inc. (T:2531) fell to 3-years lows; falling 6.96% or 65.0 to 869.0.

The Nikkei Volatility, which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 18.91.

Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.80% or 0.41 to $51.84 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.88% or 0.49 to hit $56.26 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.95% or 32.75 to trade at $1643.85 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.01% to 110.72, while EUR/JPY fell 0.02% to 120.11.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 99.227.

Japan stocks lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.34%

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