Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.25%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.25%
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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 1.25% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ), which rose 2.02% or 82.0 points to trade at 4149.0 at the close. Eisai Co., Ltd. (T: 4523 ) added 1.21% or 111.0 points to end at 9268.0 and Dai Nippon Printing Co., Ltd. (T: 7912 ) was up 0.69% or 17.0 points to 2478.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ), which lost 5.34% or 175.0 points to trade at 3100.0 in late trade. Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) declined 4.68% or 260.0 points to end at 5290.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 4.36% or 64.0 points to 1405.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3032 to 547 and 174 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 19.63.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 1.61% or 1.15 to $70.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.51% or 1.11 to hit $72.48 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.42% or 7.65 to trade at $1807.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.17% to 109.89, while EUR/JPY fell 0.35% to 129.50.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.24% at 92.910.

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