Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.21%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.21%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic , Railway & Bus and Construction sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 2.21% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Taiyo Yuden Co., Ltd. (T: 6976 ), which rose 5.01% or 155.0 points to trade at 3250.0 at the close. Fujitsu Ltd. (T: 6702 ) added 2.35% or 15.8 points to end at 687.6 and SKY Perfect JSAT Holdings Inc. (T: 9412 ) was up 1.89% or 10.0 points to 538.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ), which lost 6.29% or 553.0 points to trade at 8245.0 in late trade. Kikkoman Corp. (T: 2801 ) declined 6.26% or 350.0 points to end at 5240.0 and Aeon Co., Ltd. (T: 8267 ) shed 5.68% or 134.5 points to 2235.5.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 2943 to 511 and 135 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 2.46% to 19.40.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for August delivery was down 0.46% or 0.34 to $73.81 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in September fell 1.05% or 0.83 to hit $78.40 a barrel, while the August Gold Futures contract fell 0.37% or 4.60 to trade at $1249.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.02% to 110.75, while EUR/JPY fell 0.36% to 128.91.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.32% at 94.53.

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