Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.16%
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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 fell 0.16%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Gas Co., Ltd. (T: 9531 ), which rose 3.63% or 94.5 points to trade at 2695.0 at the close. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) added 3.11% or 21.0 points to end at 697.0 and Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ) was up 2.98% or 251.0 points to 8666.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ), which lost 7.15% or 65.0 points to trade at 844.0 in late trade. CyberAgent Inc (T: 4751 ) declined 7.10% or 440.0 points to end at 5760.0 and DeNA Co Ltd (T: 2432 ) shed 4.65% or 62.0 points to 1270.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2041 to 1486 and 185 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.98.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.65% or 0.27 to $41.02 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.73% or 0.32 to hit $43.46 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 1.77% or 33.55 to trade at $1931.05 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.53% to 105.56, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 123.50.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.45% at 93.953.

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