Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.30%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.30%
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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 2.30%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Meiji Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2269 ), which rose 1.79% or 150.0 points to trade at 8530.0 at the close. Sumitomo Osaka Cement Co., Ltd. (T: 5232 ) added 0.53% or 20.0 points to end at 3805.0 and Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) was up 0.43% or 10.0 points to 2342.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ), which lost 7.78% or 33.0 points to trade at 391.0 in late trade. Canon Inc (T: 7751 ) declined 6.38% or 144.5 points to end at 2119.5 and Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) shed 6.25% or 24.0 points to 360.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2745 to 830 and 120 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 28.53.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 1.69% or 0.65 to $37.84 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.49% or 0.61 to hit $40.32 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 2.05 to trade at $1782.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 107.19, while EUR/JPY rose 0.21% to 120.56.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.14% at 97.267.

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