Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.62%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.62%
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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 1.62%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ), which rose 9.82% or 43.0 points to trade at 481.0 at the close. Fujifilm Holdings Corp. (T: 4901 ) added 6.78% or 541.0 points to end at 8517.0 and Ebara Corp. (T: 6361 ) was up 4.32% or 240.0 points to 5800.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Nippon Express Co., Ltd. (T: 9062 ), which lost 13.18% or 1120.0 points to trade at 7380.0 in late trade. Takara Holdings Inc. (T: 2531 ) declined 5.23% or 74.0 points to end at 1342.0 and Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. (T: 3105 ) shed 4.55% or 45.0 points to 943.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3016 to 576 and 165 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.50.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 2.02% or 1.38 to $66.83 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 1.83% or 1.29 to hit $69.30 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.00% or 0.05 to trade at $1778.25 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.23% to 109.32, while EUR/JPY fell 0.27% to 128.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.02% at 92.532.

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