Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.90%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.90%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Power , Mining and Transportation Equipment sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 1.90%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were NH Foods Ltd (TYO: 2282 ), which rose 1.22% or 50.00 points to trade at 4,145.00 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (TYO: 9064 ) added 0.92% or 22.00 points to end at 2,421.00 and Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp (TYO: 9432 ) was up 0.45% or 17.00 points to 3,789.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Softbank Group Corp. (TYO: 9984 ), which lost 7.80% or 422.00 points to trade at 4,989.00 in late trade. Shimizu Corp. (TYO: 1803 ) declined 7.54% or 55.00 points to end at 674.00 and Credit Saison Co., Ltd. (TYO: 8253 ) shed 5.34% or 83.00 points to 1,470.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2897 to 704 and 187 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 6.06% to 22.77.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 3.67% or 3.75 to $98.32 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July fell 3.66% or 3.89 to hit $102.26 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.80% or 15.50 to trade at $1,918.80 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.36% to 128.10, while EUR/JPY fell 0.93% to 137.49.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.36% at 101.58.

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