Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.60%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.60%
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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 0.60%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 5.21% or 19.0 points to trade at 384.0 at the close. Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) added 3.51% or 170.0 points to end at 5010.0 and Honda Motor Co Ltd (T: 7267 ) was up 2.87% or 82.0 points to 2939.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nikon Corp. (T: 7731 ), which lost 5.75% or 77.0 points to trade at 1261.0 in late trade. Amada Co., Ltd. (T: 6113 ) declined 5.52% or 65.0 points to end at 1112.0 and Comsys Holdings Corp. (T: 1721 ) shed 5.35% or 170.0 points to 3010.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2338 to 1242 and 211 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 17.31.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.24% or 0.12 to $50.20 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.15% or 0.08 to hit $54.39 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.90 to trade at $1575.30 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.10% to 109.83, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 120.29.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.03% at 98.540.

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