Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.42%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.42%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Food , Fishery and Power sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.42%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ), which rose 6.29% or 73.0 points to trade at 1233.0 at the close. Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ) added 4.29% or 35.0 points to end at 851.0 and Familymart Ltd (T: 8028 ) was up 3.18% or 240.0 points to 7790.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Olympus Corp. (T: 7733 ), which lost 4.67% or 215.0 points to trade at 4390.0 in late trade. Dainippon Screen Mfg. Co., Ltd. (T: 7735 ) declined 2.70% or 270.0 points to end at 9735.0 and Alps Electric Co., Ltd. (T: 6770 ) shed 2.56% or 90.0 points to 3420.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2083 to 1227 and 192 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.12% to 17.22.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for January delivery was down 0.77% or 0.45 to $57.91 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in February fell 0.50% or 0.32 to hit $63.41 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract fell 0.49% or 6.30 to trade at $1276.00 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.73% to 113.01, while EUR/JPY rose 0.28% to 133.88.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.48% at 93.26.

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