Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.35%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.35%
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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 0.35%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 9.25% or 38.0 points to trade at 449.0 at the close. Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ) added 6.01% or 150.5 points to end at 2656.5 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 5.66% or 275.0 points to 5130.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ), which lost 11.30% or 191.0 points to trade at 1500.0 in late trade. Obayashi Corp. (T: 1802 ) declined 9.18% or 91.0 points to end at 900.0 and GS Yuasa Corp. (T: 6674 ) shed 8.82% or 219.0 points to 2264.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2162 to 1377 and 220 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.79.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for December delivery was up 1.11% or 0.90 to $82.17 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in January rose 1.03% or 0.85 to hit $83.59 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.08% or 1.50 to trade at $1818.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.15% to 113.57, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 131.24.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.00% at 94.315.

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