Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.73%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.73%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Insurance , Communication and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.73%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Logistics Corp. (T: 9301 ), which rose 3.96% or 118.00 points to trade at 3,095.00 at the close. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings (T: 8309 ) added 3.51% or 146.00 points to end at 4,307.00 and Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (T: 7211 ) was up 3.43% or 11.00 points to 332.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which lost 6.64% or 305.00 points to trade at 4,285.00 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (T: 5707 ) declined 5.41% or 167.00 points to end at 2,918.00 and DOWA Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 5714 ) shed 5.08% or 310.00 points to 5,790.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2219 to 1350 and 244 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.03% to 24.57.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 3.84% or 4.37 to $109.53 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 3.40% or 3.99 to hit $113.38 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 1.06% or 20.75 to trade at $1,933.45 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 1.38% to 123.75, while EUR/JPY rose 1.15% to 135.57.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.40% at 99.21.

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