Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.23%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.23%
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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 fell 0.23%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 5.28% or 17.0 points to trade at 339.0 at the close. IHI Corp. (T: 7013 ) added 3.29% or 83.0 points to end at 2603.0 and Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ) was up 3.27% or 69.0 points to 2176.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Asahi Group Holdings, Ltd. (T: 2502 ), which lost 8.87% or 447.0 points to trade at 4591.0 in late trade. Toho Co., Ltd. (T: 9602 ) declined 6.07% or 280.0 points to end at 4335.0 and Nippon Meat Packers, Inc. (T: 2282 ) shed 3.26% or 145.0 points to 4300.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1997 to 1456 and 265 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.59.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 1.78% or 0.99 to $56.62 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 2.06% or 1.29 to hit $63.76 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.12% or 1.65 to trade at $1428.35 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.16% to 107.88, while EUR/JPY rose 0.17% to 120.98.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.07% at 96.882.

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