Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.53%

  • Investing.com
  • Stock Market News
Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 2.53%
Credit: © Reuters.

Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Shipbuilding , Food and Chemical, Petroleum & Plastic sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 2.53% to hit a new 1-month low.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Ube Industries, Ltd. (T: 4208 ), which rose 4.92% or 160.0 points to trade at 3410.0 at the close. Honda Motor Co Ltd (T: 7267 ) added 2.08% or 81.0 points to end at 3971.0 and Sony Corp (T: 6758 ) was up 1.51% or 83.0 points to 5568.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Fujikura Ltd. (T: 5803 ), which lost 16.56% or 178.0 points to trade at 897.0 in late trade. Nippon Sheet Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5202 ) declined 8.38% or 81.0 points to end at 886.0 and Tokai Carbon Co., Ltd. (T: 5301 ) shed 7.19% or 117.0 points to 1511.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 3253 to 266 and 66 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.80% to 17.51.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for March delivery was down 0.81% or 0.53 to $64.92 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in April fell 0.80% or 0.55 to hit $68.03 a barrel, while the April Gold Futures contract fell 0.16% or 2.20 to trade at $1335.10 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was down 0.15% to 109.99, while EUR/JPY fell 0.25% to 136.87.

The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.04% at 89.08.

Drop an image here or Supported formats: *.jpg, *.png, *.gif up to 5mb

Error: File type not supported

Drop an image here or

100

Related Articles