Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.26%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.26%
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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 0.26%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ), which rose 2.65% or 63.5 points to trade at 2464.0 at the close. Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ) added 2.64% or 185.0 points to end at 7182.0 and Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T: 8801 ) was up 1.50% or 28.0 points to 1889.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Yaskawa Electric Corp. (T: 6506 ), which lost 5.43% or 235.0 points to trade at 4090.0 in late trade. JGC Corp. (T: 1963 ) declined 4.27% or 44.0 points to end at 987.0 and Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) shed 3.94% or 11.0 points to 268.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1928 to 1550 and 227 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.71 a new 6-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for November delivery was down 1.08% or 0.44 to $40.16 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in December fell 0.96% or 0.41 to hit $42.44 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.22% or 4.25 to trade at $1930.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 105.52, while EUR/JPY fell 0.17% to 124.66.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.06% at 93.118.

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