Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.01%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.01%
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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 1.01% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 8.01% or 25.0 points to trade at 337.0 at the close. Ajinomoto Co., Inc. (T: 2802 ) added 6.09% or 110.0 points to end at 1915.0 and Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) was up 4.21% or 351.0 points to 8680.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ), which lost 10.93% or 48.0 points to trade at 391.0 in late trade. Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ) declined 6.85% or 59.0 points to end at 802.0 and Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T: 8015 ) shed 6.00% or 230.0 points to 3605.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2726 to 888 and 171 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.88.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.25% or 0.13 to $51.69 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.37% or 0.21 to hit $56.41 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.49% or 7.75 to trade at $1580.15 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.25% to 108.66, while EUR/JPY rose 0.08% to 120.32.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.19% at 97.393.

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