Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.06%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.06%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Paper & Pulp , Railway & Bus and Real Estate sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.06%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Seven & i Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 3382 ), which rose 4.47% or 225.0 points to trade at 5258.0 at the close. Hitachi Zosen Corp. (T: 7004 ) added 4.10% or 29.0 points to end at 737.0 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) was up 2.87% or 38.0 points to 1360.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Ricoh Co., Ltd. (T: 7752 ), which lost 4.42% or 57.0 points to trade at 1233.0 in late trade. Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) declined 2.97% or 210.0 points to end at 6850.0 and Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T: 8015 ) shed 2.21% or 120.0 points to 5300.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2408 to 1134 and 232 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 17.86.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.08% or 0.06 to $74.11 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 0.07% or 0.05 to hit $75.33 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.33% or 5.80 to trade at $1783.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.11% to 110.65, while EUR/JPY unchanged 0.00% to 132.16.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 91.698.

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