Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.03%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.03%

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 2.03%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsubishi Estate Co Ltd (T: 8802 ), which rose 5.04% or 108.5 points to trade at 2262.5 at the close. Mitsui Fudosan Co., Ltd. (T: 8801 ) added 2.77% or 77.0 points to end at 2858.5 and Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) was up 2.48% or 8.0 points to 330.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Pacific Metals Co., Ltd. (T: 5541 ), which lost 7.90% or 180.0 points to trade at 2098.0 in late trade. Keisei Electric Railway Co., Ltd. (T: 9009 ) declined 6.22% or 270.0 points to end at 4070.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ) shed 5.66% or 3510.0 points to 58460.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3267 to 414 and 126 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 down 2.40% or 1.30 to $52.89 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 2.29% or 1.37 to hit $58.52 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.35% or 5.45 to trade at $1577.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.18% to 109.08, while EUR/JPY fell 0.09% to 120.34.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.01% at 97.655.

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