Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.64%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.64%
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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 0.64%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which rose 5.57% or 30.0 points to trade at 569.0 at the close. ANA Holdings Inc (T: 9202 ) added 2.56% or 68.5 points to end at 2747.0 and Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9009 ) was up 2.53% or 90.0 points to 3645.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Softbank Group Corp. (T: 9984 ), which lost 5.39% or 421.0 points to trade at 7391.0 in late trade. JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) declined 4.04% or 53.0 points to end at 1259.0 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) shed 3.27% or 355.0 points to 10500.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2163 to 1371 and 233 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 16.85 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.21% or 0.16 to $75.32 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.21% or 0.16 to hit $76.33 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.53% or 9.45 to trade at $1792.75 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.01% to 111.03, while EUR/JPY rose 0.01% to 131.68.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 92.280.

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