Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.07%

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Japan shares lower at close of trade; Nikkei 225 down 0.07%
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Investing.com – Japan equities were lower at the close on Monday, as losses in the Automobiles & Parts , Glass and Shipbuilding sectors propelled shares lower.

At the close in Tokyo, the Nikkei 225 lost 0.07%.

The biggest gainers of the session on the Nikkei 225 were Nippon Suisan Kaisha, Ltd. (T: 1332 ), which rose 10.00% or 54.0 points to trade at 594.0 at the close. Nisshin Seifun Group Inc. (T: 2002 ) added 7.54% or 131.0 points to end at 1869.0 and Shiseido Co., Ltd. (T: 4911 ) was up 6.99% or 227.0 points to 3473.0 in late trade.

Biggest losers included Isuzu Motors, Ltd. (T: 7202 ), which lost 8.08% or 125.5 points to trade at 1428.5 in late trade. Meidensha Corp. (T: 6508 ) declined 7.00% or 29.0 points to end at 385.0 and NTN Corp. (T: 6472 ) shed 6.17% or 36.0 points to 547.0.

Declining stocks outnumbered rising ones by 1712 to 1399 and 271 ended unchanged on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

The Nikkei Volatility , which measures the implied volatility of Nikkei 225 options, was up 1.39% to 14.55.

In commodities trading, Crude oil for June delivery was up 2.59% or 1.24 to $49.08 a barrel. Meanwhile, Brent oil for delivery in July rose 2.52% or 1.28 to hit $52.12 a barrel, while the June Gold Futures contract rose 0.15% or 1.83 to trade at $1229.53 a troy ounce.

USD/JPY was up 0.27% to 113.69, while EUR/JPY rose 0.48% to 124.44.

The US Dollar Index Futures was down 0.10% at 98.95.

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