Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.76%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.76%
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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 0.76%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Toyobo Co., Ltd. (T: 3101 ), which rose 1.65% or 27.0 points to trade at 1666.0 at the close. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) added 1.26% or 19.0 points to end at 1530.0 and Kyowa Hakko Kirin Co., Ltd. (T: 4151 ) was up 1.22% or 31.0 points to 2573.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ), which lost 2.65% or 125.0 points to trade at 4595.0 in late trade. Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd. (T: 6302 ) declined 2.49% or 80.0 points to end at 3130.0 and Concordia Financial Group Ltd (T: 7186 ) shed 2.16% or 10.0 points to 452.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2258 to 1353 and 186 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 13.69.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for February delivery was up 0.06% or 0.04 to $61.76 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.19% or 0.13 to hit $67.00 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.06% or 0.85 to trade at $1517.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.26% to 109.12, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 122.27.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 96.422.

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