Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.33%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.33%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Precision Instruments , Transportation Equipment and Machinery sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Mitsui Engineering & Shipbuilding (T: 7003 ), which rose 6.45% or 113.0 points to trade at 1866.0 at the close. T&D Holdings, Inc. (T: 8795 ) added 4.23% or 73.5 points to end at 1811.5 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) was up 4.21% or 59.0 points to 1460.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Terumo Corp. (T: 4543 ), which lost 3.88% or 240.0 points to trade at 5950.0 in late trade. Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ) declined 3.34% or 170.0 points to end at 4915.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) shed 2.31% or 61.0 points to 2576.0.

Advancing stocks outnumbered falling ones by 1709 to 1628 and 223 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 5.27% to 16.00 a new 1-month low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was down 0.63% or 0.43 to $67.97 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in June fell 0.53% or 0.39 to hit $73.67 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.46% or 6.10 to trade at $1332.20 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.20% to 107.88, while EUR/JPY fell 0.08% to 132.20.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.21% at 90.27.

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