Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.02%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.02%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Transportation Equipment , Gas & Water and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Daiichi Sankyo Co., Ltd. (T: 4568 ), which rose 5.00% or 165.0 points to trade at 3468.0 at the close. Toshiba Corp. (T: 6502 ) added 3.71% or 12.0 points to end at 335.5 and Kirin Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 2503 ) was up 2.37% or 64.5 points to 2781.5 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ), which lost 2.86% or 195.0 points to trade at 6615.0 in late trade. Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ) declined 2.65% or 125.0 points to end at 4590.0 and Mitsubishi Electric Corp (T: 6503 ) shed 2.37% or 51.5 points to 2123.8.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 2093 to 1294 and 201 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 1.67% to 15.85.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was up 0.16% or 0.10 to $63.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in March rose 0.28% or 0.19 to hit $68.80 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.22% or 2.90 to trade at $1330.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.08% to 110.79, while EUR/JPY rose 0.06% to 135.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.13% at 90.37.

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