Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.70%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.70%
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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 0.70%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toyo Seikan Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 5901 ), which rose 7.12% or 101.0 points to trade at 1519.0 at the close. Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) added 5.61% or 350.0 points to end at 6590.0 and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 7011 ) was up 5.24% or 159.0 points to 3193.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ), which lost 12.22% or 315.0 points to trade at 2263.0 in late trade. Denka Co Ltd (T: 4061 ) declined 9.69% or 390.0 points to end at 3635.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) shed 9.11% or 530.0 points to 5290.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2188 to 1372 and 218 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 23.08.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.66% or 0.61 to $91.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.18% or 0.17 to hit $93.10 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.24% or 4.40 to trade at $1812.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.06% to 115.26, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 131.74.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 95.530.

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