Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.08%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.08%

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Precision Instruments , Electrical/Machinery and Transport sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.08%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (TYO: 8253 ), which rose 20.72% or 277.00 points to trade at 1,614.00 at the close. Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5232 ) added 3.67% or 115.00 points to end at 3,250.00 and J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (TYO: 3086 ) was up 3.43% or 32.00 points to 965.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (TYO: 4506 ), which lost 5.11% or 60.00 points to trade at 1,114.00 in late trade. Toho Zinc Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5707 ) declined 4.78% or 150.00 points to end at 2,990.00 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (TYO: 5301 ) shed 3.73% or 40.00 points to 1,031.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2523 to 991 and 245 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 4.21% to 20.81.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.39% or 0.41 to $105.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.32% or 0.36 to hit $111.34 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.79% or 15.60 to trade at $1,990.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.19% to 126.58, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 136.61.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 100.70.

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