Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.01%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.01%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Food , Transportation Equipment and Fishery sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.01%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ), which rose 3.21% or 16.0 points to trade at 515.0 at the close. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) added 2.96% or 22.0 points to end at 765.0 and Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ) was up 2.29% or 95.0 points to 4245.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ), which lost 2.81% or 10.0 points to trade at 346.5 in late trade. Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd. (T: 7270 ) declined 2.12% or 83.0 points to end at 3828.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) shed 2.00% or 120.0 points to 5890.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2033 to 1166 and 268 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 3.43% to 15.20.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for October delivery was down 0.94% or 0.45 to $47.42 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in November fell 0.02% or 0.01 to hit $51.97 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract rose 0.31% or 3.98 to trade at $1301.88 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.19% to 109.16, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 130.28.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.12% at 92.36.

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