Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.98%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.98%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Insurance , Mining and Machinery sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 fell 0.98% to hit a new 3-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Isetan Mitsukoshi Holdings Ltd. (T: 3099 ), which rose 3.05% or 34.0 points to trade at 1149.0 at the close. Hokuetsu Kishu Paper Co., Ltd. (T: 3865 ) added 2.81% or 21.0 points to end at 768.0 and Nichirei Corp. (T: 2871 ) was up 1.94% or 56.0 points to 2940.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Citizen Holdings Co., Ltd. (T: 7762 ), which lost 9.17% or 76.0 points to trade at 753.0 in late trade. Chiyoda Corp. (T: 6366 ) declined 7.36% or 43.0 points to end at 541.0 and Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ) shed 4.65% or 195.0 points to 4000.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2620 to 700 and 151 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.25% to 16.26 a new 1-month high.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was down 0.33% or 0.16 to $48.66 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in October fell 0.44% or 0.23 to hit $51.87 a barrel, while the December Gold Futures contract fell 0.56% or 7.27 to trade at $1286.73 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.54% to 109.78, while EUR/JPY rose 0.33% to 129.51.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.26% at 93.23.

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