Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.07%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.07%
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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 2.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Unitika, Ltd. (T: 3103 ), which rose 7.52% or 33.0 points to trade at 472.0 at the close. Mitsui O.S.K. Lines, Ltd. (T: 9104 ) added 5.27% or 215.0 points to end at 4295.0 and Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) was up 4.73% or 124.0 points to 2746.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Kikkoman Corp. (T: 2801 ), which lost 7.29% or 510.0 points to trade at 6490.0 in late trade. Tokio Marine Holdings, Inc. (T: 8766 ) declined 5.55% or 315.0 points to end at 5359.0 and Denso Corp. (T: 6902 ) shed 4.94% or 382.0 points to 7350.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1805 to 1746 and 211 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 22.34.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was down 1.24% or 0.76 to $60.68 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May fell 1.21% or 0.78 to hit $63.75 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.70% or 12.20 to trade at $1729.50 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.17% to 108.69, while EUR/JPY fell 0.26% to 129.16.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.14% at 92.052.

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