Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.01%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.01%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Transportation Equipment , Precision Instruments and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 3.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Kansai Electric Power Co Inc (TYO: 9503 ), which rose 2.61% or 32.00 points to trade at 1,259.00 at the close. Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings (TYO: 8309 ) added 1.76% or 71.00 points to end at 4,108.00 and Chiba Bank Ltd (TYO: 8331 ) was up 1.68% or 12.00 points to 726.00 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Softbank Group Corp. (TYO: 9984 ), which lost 6.85% or 380.00 points to trade at 5,165.00 in late trade. Kubota Corp. (TYO: 6326 ) declined 6.26% or 153.50 points to end at 2,298.50 and Omron Cor (TYO: 6645 ) shed 5.89% or 438.00 points to 7,003.00.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2911 to 645 and 202 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 5.19% to 21.27.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 2.19% or 2.64 to $118.03 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 2.15% or 2.62 to hit $119.39 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.63% or 11.90 to trade at $1,863.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.23% to 134.73, while EUR/JPY fell 0.07% to 141.24.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.38% at 104.41.

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