Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.97%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.97%
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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 declined 0.97%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ), which rose 3.38% or 10.0 points to trade at 306.0 at the close. J.Front Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 3086 ) added 0.79% or 10.0 points to end at 1278.0 and Resona Holdings, Inc. (T: 8308 ) was up 0.75% or 3.4 points to 454.3 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ), which lost 5.18% or 109.0 points to trade at 1994.0 in late trade. Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ) declined 4.71% or 93.0 points to end at 1881.0 and Suzuki Motor Corp. (T: 7269 ) shed 4.35% or 225.0 points to 4947.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2498 to 1024 and 210 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was unchanged 0.00% to 14.02 a new 52-week low.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was up 0.14% or 0.08 to $57.59 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.11% or 0.07 to hit $64.30 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract rose 0.61% or 8.55 to trade at $1408.65 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.09% to 108.36, while EUR/JPY fell 0.04% to 121.65.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.06% at 96.828.

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