Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.02%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.02%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Mining , Transportation Equipment and Manufacturing sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 declined 0.02%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Maruha Nichiro Corp (T: 1333 ), which rose 3.04% or 95.0 points to trade at 3220.0 at the close. Nippon Electric Glass Co., Ltd. (T: 5214 ) added 2.93% or 22.0 points to end at 774.0 and Matsui Securities Co., Ltd. (T: 8628 ) was up 2.44% or 22.0 points to 925.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co Ltd (T: 4506 ), which lost 4.07% or 71.0 points to trade at 1673.0 in late trade. Nippon Steel&Sumitomo Metal Corp. (T: 5401 ) declined 3.29% or 81.3 points to end at 2387.9 and JFE Holdings, Inc. (T: 5411 ) shed 2.76% or 52.0 points to 1832.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1511 to 1496 and 359 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was down 0.34% to 14.75.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for July delivery was down 0.32% or 0.16 to $49.64 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in August fell 0.30% or 0.16 to hit $52.35 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract fell 0.09% or 1.20 to trade at $1266.90 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.03% to 111.38, while EUR/JPY rose 0.13% to 124.62.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.07% at 97.26.

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