Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.33%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 1.33%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Manufacturing , Rubber and Insurance sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 1.33%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Fukuoka Financial Group, Inc. (T: 8354 ), which rose 7.19% or 41.0 points to trade at 611.0 at the close. Resona Holdings, Inc. (T: 8308 ) added 6.85% or 41.1 points to end at 641.1 and The Chiba Bank, Ltd. (T: 8331 ) was up 6.16% or 46.0 points to 793.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fast Retailing Co., Ltd. (T: 9983 ), which lost 5.72% or 3030.0 points to trade at 49900.0 in late trade. Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) declined 4.74% or 98.0 points to end at 1969.0 and Konami Corp. (T: 9766 ) shed 3.51% or 200.0 points to 5500.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1888 to 1445 and 238 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 3.80% to 16.38.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for September delivery was up 0.12% or 0.08 to $68.34 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September rose 0.25% or 0.18 to hit $73.25 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.08% or 1.00 to trade at $1230.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.41% to 111.01, while EUR/JPY fell 0.35% to 130.16.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 94.16.

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