Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.29%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 3.29%
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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 3.29% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 1.23% or 5.0 points to trade at 410.0 at the close. Kawasaki Kisen Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 9107 ) added 0.87% or 30.0 points to end at 3495.0 and Nisshinbo Holdings Inc. (T: 3105 ) was up 0.66% or 6.0 points to 914.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ), which lost 6.27% or 93.0 points to trade at 1390.0 in late trade. Toyota Tsusho Corp. (T: 8015 ) declined 5.77% or 310.0 points to end at 5060.0 and Nissan Chemical Industries, Ltd. (T: 4021 ) shed 5.76% or 320.0 points to 5240.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3279 to 388 and 98 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0% to 18.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.38% or 0.27 to $71.56 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August rose 0.35% or 0.26 to hit $73.77 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.94% or 16.60 to trade at $1785.60 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.07% to 110.11, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 130.99.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.16% at 92.058.

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