Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.79%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.79%
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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 declined 0.79%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokyo Dome Corp. (T: 9681 ), which rose 28.65% or 300.0 points to trade at 1347.0 at the close. SUMCO Corp. (T: 3436 ) added 8.52% or 166.0 points to end at 2114.0 and Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) was up 3.98% or 193.0 points to 5044.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which lost 8.09% or 30.0 points to trade at 341.0 in late trade. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) declined 7.88% or 98.0 points to end at 1146.0 and Daiwa House Industry Co., Ltd. (T: 1925 ) shed 7.00% or 241.0 points to 3200.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2603 to 978 and 154 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 21.58.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 1.82% or 0.83 to $44.70 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 1.99% or 0.96 to hit $47.29 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.36% or 6.45 to trade at $1781.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 104.00, while EUR/JPY rose 0.04% to 124.45.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 91.713.

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