Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.33%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.33%

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 2.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ), which rose 2.96% or 62.5 points to trade at 2176.0 at the close. Yamato Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 9064 ) added 2.30% or 43.0 points to end at 1911.0 and Inpex Corp. (T: 1605 ) was up 1.52% or 9.9 points to 662.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Recruit Holdings Co Ltd (T: 6098 ), which lost 7.99% or 218.5 points to trade at 2514.5 in late trade. Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) declined 7.17% or 131.0 points to end at 1696.0 and Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T: 8015 ) shed 7.10% or 175.0 points to 2291.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2511 to 1089 and 160 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 41.18.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for May delivery was up 1.98% or 0.45 to $23.21 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June rose 1.11% or 0.35 to hit $31.83 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.50% or 8.80 to trade at $1744.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.59% to 107.83, while EUR/JPY fell 0.36% to 118.20.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.35% at 99.153.

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