Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.67%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.67%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Gas & Water , Warehousing and Communication sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.67% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were KDDI Corp. (T: 9433 ), which rose 3.01% or 77.0 points to trade at 2633.0 at the close. Chugai Pharmaceutical Co., Ltd. (T: 4519 ) added 2.54% or 130.0 points to end at 5250.0 and Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ) was up 2.29% or 940.0 points to 41920.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Mitsui Mining and Smelting Co. (T: 5706 ), which lost 7.20% or 362.5 points to trade at 4672.5 in late trade. Showa Denko K.K. (T: 4004 ) declined 7.03% or 355.0 points to end at 4695.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 6.44% or 118.0 points to 1715.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2793 to 654 and 124 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 9.31% to 26.88.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for April delivery was up 0.26% or 0.16 to $61.41 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in May rose 0.25% or 0.16 to hit $64.53 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract rose 0.34% or 4.50 to trade at $1327.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.36% to 105.37, while EUR/JPY fell 0.54% to 129.53.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.12% at 90.06.

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