Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.74%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.74%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Precision Instruments and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.74% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (TYO: 4151 ), which rose 3.58% or 101.00 points to trade at 2,924.00 at the close. Softbank Group Corp. (TYO: 9984 ) added 3.03% or 145.00 points to end at 4,933.00 and Subaru Corp (TYO: 7270 ) was up 2.55% or 62.00 points to 2,496.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Inpex Corp. (TYO: 1605 ), which lost 9.44% or 154.00 points to trade at 1,477.00 in late trade. Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (TYO: 7011 ) declined 9.18% or 478.00 points to end at 4,729.00 and Chiyoda Corp. (TYO: 6366 ) shed 8.24% or 35.00 points to 390.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2742 to 836 and 203 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 7.77% to 27.31 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.30% or 0.32 to $108.31 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.24% or 0.27 to hit $113.39 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.06% or 1.10 to trade at $1,841.70 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.13% to 134.79, while EUR/JPY rose 0.09% to 141.81.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.26% at 104.22.

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