Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.13%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.13%
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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 lost 2.13%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Trend Micro Inc. (T: 4704 ), which rose 1.36% or 90.0 points to trade at 6710.0 at the close. NEC Corp. (T: 6701 ) added 1.18% or 60.0 points to end at 5150.0 and NH Foods Ltd (T: 2282 ) was up 0.74% or 30.0 points to 4060.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shinsei Bank, Ltd. (T: 8303 ), which lost 8.36% or 167.0 points to trade at 1831.0 in late trade. JTEKT Corp. (T: 6473 ) declined 6.10% or 64.0 points to end at 986.0 and Yamaha Motor Co Ltd (T: 7272 ) shed 5.73% or 164.0 points to 2700.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3301 to 369 and 122 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 20.09.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 3.95% or 2.80 to $68.06 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 3.33% or 2.45 to hit $71.07 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.29% or 5.30 to trade at $1799.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.24% to 113.39, while EUR/JPY fell 0.13% to 127.58.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.05% at 96.595.

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